Jul 16

Online Fair this week! 

Prepare for Canada is hosting an online fair for newcomers to Canada. The Settling in Canada fairs are designed to connect newcomers with experts who can answer questions about living and working all over Canada. These online fairs are for you if you have questions about Employment and Career Services, Continuing Education & Training, Foreign Credentials… Read more »

This entry was posted on Monday, July 16th, 2018 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Mentees, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Regulatory Bodies, Special Projects, Upcoming Events.


Jul 16

Elize Erasmus: A Mentee Success Story!

My name is Elize, and I came to Canada in October 2017. Moving to Canada, my single biggest worry was that I would struggle to find a job in my field.  I am a Chartered Management Accountant with over 10 years of experience, but kept hearing that one had to have ‘Canadian experience’ in order… Read more »

This entry was posted on Monday, July 16th, 2018 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Career Mentorship, Latest News, Mentees.


Jul 04

Last Smart Connections – aftermath

Our first event for this year’s Smart Connections program series themed The Future of Work, hosted by Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council (ERIEC ), was held last June 14th, 2018 at the Matrix Hotel, Edmonton. AGENDA Part 1: Sector Job Wayfinder Resource & How To Critically Review Job Ads This session provided you with an overview of a new… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, July 4th, 2018 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Career Mentorship, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Smart Connections, Special Projects, The Wave.


Jun 26

Career Development with Lynda.com

By Amith Jagota Network Project [email protected] | [email protected] Driving project, leadership & operations success linkedin.com/in/amithjagota  “Formal education will make you a living. Self-education will make you a fortune.” Jim Rohn What Is Lynda.com LinkedIn’s learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal & professional goals.  It’s Plethora of… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Career Mentorship, Employment, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects.


Jun 22

ERIEC’s Birthday – 10 Years of Success!

This year marks ERIEC’s 10-years of operations here within the Edmonton region. On Wednesday June 20th, Executive Director Doug Piquette provided the following 10 year milestones to the Board of Directors at the 2018 ERIEC’s Annual General Meeting. Key Career Mentorship Milestones (since the 2009 pilot): Total Mentorship Matches – 745 Mentees who have received… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, June 22nd, 2018 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Latest News, Networking, The Wave.


Jun 11

It’s not too late to JOIN US at Smart Connections!

There is still limited seating available and you don’t want to miss this fantastic learning and networking event which is open to newcomers to Canada at no charge, with any professional background and/or any immigration status. Date: Thursday, June 14th 2018 Time:                    8:00 am – 12:00 pm (Program starts at 9:00 am) Where:               … Read more »

This entry was posted on Monday, June 11th, 2018 and is filed under Latest News, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Smart Connections, Special Projects, The Wave, Upcoming Events.


Jun 01

2018 ERIEC Awards: the video!

A few more moments from the 2018 ERIEC Awards & Recognition Event, hold on May 15th at the Sutton Place Hotel Edmonton! Enjoy the video:  

This entry was posted on Friday, June 1st, 2018 and is filed under Latest News, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects, The Wave.


May 11

Smart Connections June 14th – Registration Open!

On June 14th 2018 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 immigrant professionals. Theme: The Future of Work Who is invited: Internationally Educated Professionals… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, May 11th, 2018 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Latest News, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Smart Connections, Special Projects, Upcoming Events.


May 08

Oliver Kamua, a dedicated partner!

Published in AAISA Newsletter, April 2018 Oliver moved to Canada twenty years ago to pursue his graduate studies from Kenya. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology/Literature, Education, and a Master’s degree in Drama. Currently, Oliver is the Manager at Edmonton Immigrant Services Association (EISA) and oversees various Settlement Services Programs. Prior to his… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, May 8th, 2018 and is filed under Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, The Wave.


May 08

Top 25 Canadian Immigrants Awards 2018

It’s Time to Vote! Help choose this year’s winners! Canadian Immigrant Magazine, in association with RBC Royal Bank, is proud to announce that voting for the 10h annual RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrants Awards is open! Please visit their website today to vote for one of the 75 finalists! Voting ends May 17, 2018. This national people’s choice… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, May 8th, 2018 and is filed under Awards, Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, Upcoming Events.