Oct 27

Constructing Futures

A Construction Project Management Skills Training Program We are pleased to share information on EMCN’s newest occupational skills training program called Constructing Futures: a 6-month program that provides essential workplace skills and access to the labour market for unemployed, or underemployed immigrants with recognized degrees from an international institution and work experience in the construction… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, October 27th, 2016 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects.


Oct 20

ERIEC in the News

An interview of ERIEC Executive Director Doug Piquette at The Ryan Jespersen Show on October 14 at 9:00 am Effectively connecting Syrian refugees with the right employers: http://www.630ched.com/the-ryan-jespersen-show/   Two articles by Diversity Magazine: ERIEC’s Second Awards & Recognition Event: http://www.diversitymag.ca/eriecs-second-awards-recognition-event/ and Smart Connections helps Internationally Educated Professionals: http://www.diversitymag.ca/smart-connections-helps-internationally-educated-professionals/   The proud ERIEC Team

This entry was posted on Thursday, October 20th, 2016 and is filed under Awards, Latest News, Networking, Smart Connections, Special Projects.


Oct 13

Edmonton Career, Education and Settlement Immigrant Fair

A message from the Organizer: Canadian Immigrant Canadian Immigrant is proud to present the 1st annual Career, Education and Settlement Fair for newcomers in Edmonton, in association with British Council – IELTS. When: Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm Where: Shaw Conference Centre (9797 Jasper Ave NW), Edmonton The Job Fair includes: Tradeshow Of… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, October 13th, 2016 and is filed under Latest News, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Regulatory Bodies, Special Projects, Upcoming Events.


Oct 04

2016 Smart Connections – Entrepreneurship in Canada

The second event of this year’s Smart Connections program was hosted by ERIEC last Friday September 30th at the Matrix Hotel in Edmonton.  With its mandate to connect international professionals to business, ERIEC has designed this session to help educate internationally trained professionals explore opportunities in opening a small business in Canada. Here are some… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 and is filed under Latest News, Networking, Smart Connections.


Sep 22

It’s not too late to REGISTER!

You may not have considered running own business as a career. However, the Smart Connections event hosted by ERIEC on September 30th will give you the opportunity to explore this avenue. You will have the chance to meet with representatives of Businesslink, Futurpreneur and Alberta Women Entrepreneurs, and with successful owners and experts in Management, Engineering and… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 and is filed under Latest News, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Smart Connections, Special Projects, Upcoming Events.


Sep 09

Introducing experts: Smart Connections September 30, 2016  

Today we would like to introduce the organizations who have confirmed participation in our upcoming Smart Connections event on September 30, 2016 and who will be hosting a round table discussion. Attendees will have the chance to meet with their representatives and discuss the following topics: TOPIC ORGANIZATION  Regulations, Licensing and Permits Business Link Financial Opportunities and… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, September 9th, 2016 and is filed under Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, Smart Connections, Special Projects, Upcoming Events.


Sep 01

Is it time to Start Your Own Business?

Government of Alberta Labour – Workforce Initiatives Are you considering your career options? Is it time to start your own business? Check out the Self-Employment Training at Microbusiness Training Centre. It’s a training program designed to help Albertans get into business quickly. If you qualify, you could be eligible for FREE Government funding or Learner Income Support while you are taking… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, September 1st, 2016 and is filed under Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, Smart Connections, Special Projects, Upcoming Events.


Aug 10

How to Look Good in Skype Interviews

Look your best when interviewed for a job over the internet. Watch the VIDEO for a few excellent tips and training for a Skype Interview! Pre-Interview Checklist Sound Enough “stuff” in room to absorb/defect sound No loud noises in background Location Background is appropriate Nothing distracting in background Camera height at eye-level Camera about arm’s length… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, August 10th, 2016 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Other Interesting Topics.


Jul 25

The Power of Coffee Meetings in Job Search

By Eric Pye Career Advisor at CPA Alberta | Resumes | LinkedIn | Networking | Interviews | Workshop Facilitation Joy is experienced in her field. She is currently out of work, and has been searching for a new role for several months. She has sent out hundreds of job applications, but has yet to get… Read more »

This entry was posted on Monday, July 25th, 2016 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics.


Jul 06

A Mentee Story: the CMP works!

My name is Emmanuel and I migrated from England to Canada and found out about ERIEC through my internet research when I was researching for settlement resources for newcomers to Edmonton. I approached ERIEC and applied to their Career Mentorship Program (CMP). I was accepted and paired up with Dorothy an excellent mentor. She helped… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, July 6th, 2016 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Employment, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors.