May 16

Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards

Voting is now open! Canadian Immigrant Magazine, in association with RBC Royal Bank, is proud to announce that voting for the 9th annual RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrants Awards is open! This national people’s choice award is unique in that it allows Canadians to nominate and vote directly for individuals from all walks of life… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 and is filed under Awards, Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects, The Wave.


May 10

How To Create Awesome Meetings

Dear Mentors, We are announcing an interesting opportunity for you in your professional development: Workshop: How To Create Awesome Meetings When you are invited to a meeting do you: Want to jump for joy; Run away screaming; or… Fall asleep? Why Should You Take This Workshop? You and your team will learn new tips and… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, Smart Connections, Special Projects, The Wave, Upcoming Events.


Apr 27

Smart Connections: June 15th

On June 15th 2017 the Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council (ERIEC) will be hosting a Smart Connections event. Smart Connections aims to help Internationally Educated Professionals in creating sustainable career paths, whether within or outside their field of expertise. It is about information sharing and time-efficient networking between local professionals and Internationally Educated Professionals. Theme: Leveraging You Presentation Skills Who is invited: Internationally… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, April 27th, 2017 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Smart Connections, Special Projects, The Wave, Upcoming Events.


Apr 25

A Mentee Story: Tsegay Gebrelibanos

I am Tsegay, a former university Lecturer from Ethiopia.  I had frequented Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, several times during the last decade. However, my longer stays were during the years 2003-2004 and 2015-2016. Due to the then nature of my student life, I cannot say I experienced very much during my first arrival. Now that I… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Mentees, Mentors.


Mar 31

Two Upcoming Job Fairs 

Two important Job Fairs coming up in Edmonton, both on April 5th! Plan well in advance! EMCN Multi – Industry Job Fair Wednesday, April 5, 2017 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM Alberta Avenue Community Hall 9210 – 118 Ave, Edmonton Confirmed Employers: Telus, Lafarge, KFC, Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel, Value Village, Jump360°, Sunterra Meats and Sunterra… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, March 31st, 2017 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects, Upcoming Events.


Mar 29

Certificate in Bridging to Canadian Physical Therapy Practice

The mission of the Certificate in Bridging to Canadian Physical Therapy Practice program is to facilitate the integration of internationally educated physiotherapists (IEPTs) into the Canadian health-care workplace through education, mentorship and clinical experience. Academic course work designed purposely for IEPTs supports the development of the additional knowledge, skills and clinical reasoning required to meet… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 and is filed under Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, Regulatory Bodies, Special Projects, Upcoming Events.


Mar 15

Helping newcomer professionals solve the Canadian workplace puzzle

We are very pleased to share with you a recent ENBRIDGE blog post on Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council. To read the blog click here or go to www.enbridge.com “Enbridge has been a significant supporter of our programs for many years,” says Doug Piquette, Executive Director ERIEC, “and that motivates other employers to do more”…. Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Career Mentorship, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Special Projects.


Mar 08

Global Talent Conference 2017: Communicating with Confidence

This year’s Edmonton Global Talent Conference drew a record number of participants (245) to the Fantasyland Hotel & Conference Centre which was held last Wednesday, March 1st, 2017. The ERIEC conference team brought in Samuel Oboh  , a locally based, Nigerian-born architect and community leader,  to provide this year’s keynote address: Nuances and Nudges: Why… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 and is filed under Global Talent Conference, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Special Projects.


Feb 23

City of Edmonton: Newcomers Career Success

Last week (Feb 14th, 2017) City of Edmonton hosted the first Newcomers Career Success Info Session on Facebook LIVE. The City is actually the 1st employer in North America (yes, you read that right) to use Facebook LIVE for recruitment purposes! It was a great success and the numbers were outstanding! The City reached over 17,000… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects.


Feb 16

2017 Edmonton Global Talent Conference: We are almost sold out!

Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council (ERIEC) presents: 2017 Edmonton Global Talent Conference Communicating with Confidence: Making your story powerful! Wednesday, March 1, 2017 Fantasyland Hotel & Conference Centre, West Edmonton Mall  9:00 am – 3:00 pm (Registration and breakfast start at 8:00 am) Registration: This event is open to Internationally Educated Professionals who are Permanent Residents… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, February 16th, 2017 and is filed under Global Talent Conference, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects, Upcoming Events.