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.


Jun 29

2016 Smart Connections – “Branding Yourself” Series

The first event of this year’s Smart Connections and Branding Yourself series was hosted by ERIEC last June 23rd at the Matrix Hotel in Edmonton.  With its mandate to connect international professionals to business, ERIEC has designed this workshop series to help educate internationally trained professionals to align themselves to meaningful employment opportunities in Canada…. Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Smart Connections, Special Projects.


Jun 20

What Recruiters Want

By Lori Jazvac Posted in Career Professionals of Canada on June 15, 2016   Recruitment is not a simple task, but a challenging one. Employers seek employees with appropriate skills sets and industry experience, along with values that harmoniously align with the company’s organizational culture. Search Party found that 54% of employers are unhappy with the candidates selected… Read more »

This entry was posted on Monday, June 20th, 2016 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Smart Connections, Special Projects, Upcoming Events.


Jun 16

Smart Connections: Registration closed!

Thank you for registering for the upcoming ERIEC’s Smart Connections event. Date:             Thursday, June 23rd  2016 Time:             9:00am – 12:00 pm (Registration starts at 8am) Where:          Matrix Hotel, 10640 100 Avenue, Edmonton Alberta   This event is now full.     Thank you for your interest in ERIEC programs. Please join… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, June 16th, 2016 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Smart Connections, Special Projects, Upcoming Events.


Jun 08

Introducing HR Panel: Smart Connections June 23!  

Today we would like to introduce the HR Panelists who will participate in our upcoming Smart Connections event on June 23, 2016. HR Panel Discussion: LOOKING FOR A JOB? Prescreening Process, The Job Interview, On-boarding and Networking. Here are panelists’ brief bios: Violet Poon is a Recruitment Consultant working for the Edmonton HR Cluster Group which comprises of 5… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Latest News, Mentees, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Smart Connections, Special Projects, Upcoming Events.


Jun 02

Radio Interview with Doug Piquette

ERIEC: In the News Radio Interview with Doug Piquette, Executive Director of ERIEC  (Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council) ERIEC’s mentoring and networking programs provide an opportunity for professional newcomers to develop an understanding of Canadian workplace culture, build professional networks and gain knowledge on how to better integrate into the local labour market. Program participants are… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, June 2nd, 2016 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics.


May 26

Introducing Speakers: Smart Connections June 23!

Today we would like to introduce our speaker Nimir Raval who is one of the presenters at the upcoming Smart Connections event on June 23, 2016.    Nimir Raval is Social Worker with International experience of more than 12 years in nonprofits, governments and international organizations. He works for The City of Edmonton as a… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, May 26th, 2016 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Mentees, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Smart Connections, Upcoming Events.


May 18

Introducing Speakers: Smart Connections June 23!

Today we would like to introduce our keynote speaker Tonya Syvitski who is one of the presenters at the upcoming Smart Connections event on June 23, 2016.   Tonya Syvitski is a designated RPR, RPT and CMP.  She is a Senior Resource Manager with Robert Half’s Management Resource division. She worked in talent attraction for… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Smart Connections, Upcoming Events.


May 10

Smart Connections in June!

On June 23rd 2016 the Edmonton Region Immigrant Council (ERIEC) will be hosting a Smart Connections event. This is a fantastic learning and networking event at no charge ! It is open to internationally educated professionals (Permanent Residents and Canadian Citizens) and to all professions! Date:             Thursday, June 23rd  2016 Time:             9:00am – 12:00 pm (Registration… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, May 10th, 2016 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Latest News, Mentees, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Smart Connections, Special Projects, Upcoming Events.