Feb 15

ETIP: Bridging Program for Engineers

ENGINEERS’ AND TECHNOLOGISTS’ INTEGRATION ENGINEERS’ AND TECHNOLOGISTS’ (ETIP) INTEGRATION PROGRAM A unique program designed for internationally educated engineers to find work in their field of expertise in Alberta The Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers (EMCN) has been offering the Engineers’ and Technologists’ Integration Program (ETIP) since 1996, and has successfully bridged more than 1000 engineering… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, February 15th, 2019 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, The Wave, Upcoming Events.


Feb 07

Stephen and Ron  – An ERIEC Connector Story

The Connector Program is a formalized networking initiative that helps professional immigrants broaden their professional network through one-on-one meetings with established business leaders/peers who work in the same field. ERIEC’s Super Connector Ron Graham met with Dimimu Stephen Akinola who is a connectee in the ERIEC Connector Program. Stephen, who recently moved to Edmonton from Nigeria, reached… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, February 7th, 2019 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Connector Program, Employment, Latest News, Networking, Other Interesting Topics.


Jan 28

Challenges for Immigrants

Underemployment challenges persist for immigrants Despite progress, issues remain with pay gap, integration: Report By Marcel Vander Wier Posted on 01/21/2019 / Canadian HR Reporter While Canadian newcomers’ ability to find skills-commensurate employment is improving, troubles including underemployment, lower wages and weaker integration persist, according to a new report. Newcomers with a Canadian degree continue to… Read more »

This entry was posted on Monday, January 28th, 2019 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, The Wave.


Jan 25

The Elevate Aviation

An announcement from the The Elevate Aviation Learning Centre I would like to introduce you to The Elevate Aviation Learning Centre and a potential career exploration opportunity for your clients. In case you missed the announcement on December 12th, Elevate Aviation is opening a Learning Centre at EIA. We have 10 weeks of classes from… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, January 25th, 2019 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects, The Wave, Upcoming Events.


Jan 22

Daniah and Mira – An ERIEC Connector Story

The Connector Program is a formalized networking initiative that helps professional immigrants broaden their professional network through one-on-one meetings with established business leader peers who work in the same field. Local manager Mira Uniat met with Daniah Mohammed Salih over coffee on a very cold January evening. Daniah, who has recently completed her Canadian Payroll Certificate at… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 and is filed under Connector Program, Latest News, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, The Wave.


Jan 15

EMCN serving Visible Minority Women

The Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers (EMCN) is proud to announce their new Visible Minority Women Employment Success project. Visible minority newcomer women often struggle to find and maintain meaningful employment for a number of reasons. These include cultural barriers, hesitation to participate fully in mixed-gender skills training, and lack of a professional network. The… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Mentees, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects, The Wave, Upcoming Events.


Jan 14

Retail Management Career Networking Event

Are you looking for employment as a store manager, co-manager or assistant store manager? Action for Healthy Communities is hosting a Retail Management Career Networking Event When: January 23, 2019 6:00 pm Where: 10578 – 113 Street NW (Action for Healthy Communities) Multinational retailer seeking management candidates! Meet with corporate HR representatives Find out about… Read more »

This entry was posted on Monday, January 14th, 2019 and is filed under Latest News, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects, The Wave, Upcoming Events.


Dec 17

How to Become a Master Networker

How Arnold became a master networker and rocked his career by Marie Gervais PhD., CEO Shift Management Inc. ERIEC Supporter and Guest Blogger SUMMARY: Arnold D’Souza build his career by using his interests and hobbies to launch his professional network the “fun” way. This method earned him not only a great career, but a well-rounded… Read more »

This entry was posted on Monday, December 17th, 2018 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects, The Wave.


Nov 19

Canada Career Month

In November 2018, Canadians from coast-to-coast-to-coast unite in celebrating the skills of the Canadian workforce. Brought to you by the Canadian Council for Career Development (3CD), Canada Career Month features events, advocacy initiatives, and on-line activity aimed squarely at advancing our national focus on skills. The theme this year is “I Know I Can Because…” emphasizing the existing and… Read more »

This entry was posted on Monday, November 19th, 2018 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, Research, Special Projects.


Nov 19

ERIEC 2018 Business Leaders Breakfast

On November 6th, the Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council (ERIEC) hosted their 8th Annual Business Leaders Breakfast at the Alberta Art Gallery in Edmonton. This year’s breakfast speaker was Dr. Rachael Pettigrew, an Assistant Professor at Bissett School of Business at Mount Royal University in Calgary. Rachael’s research focus is currently on organizational policies and culture surrounding employees’ management of work and… Read more »

This entry was posted on Monday, November 19th, 2018 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, Research, Special Projects.