Mar 23

Employers support volunteerism

By Sharon Mvundura, Volunteer Edmonton Published in Edmonton Examiner on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 Picture your typical work day. Think of the tasks you need to do, the lunch spot where you grab a meal, and the conversations you have with your co-workers. Now imagine if you finished your lunch and the next thing on your to… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Networking, Other Interesting Topics.


Mar 18

Restored confidence – a mentee story

Rose M., Human Resources Professional My name is Rose, and I am originally from Zimbabwe. When I arrived in Canada, I was optimistic about finding a professional job because I had been employed in highly sought after companies and possessed what I thought was a broad based skill set. It was a shock when I… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, March 18th, 2016 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Mentees.


Mar 07

Navigating Change: Global Talent Conference 2016

This year’s Edmonton Global Talent Conference drew over two hundred participants to Fantasyland Hotel & Conference Centre last Tuesday March 1, 2016.   The event organizer Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council (ERIEC) brought in ATB’s Chief Economist, Todd Hirsch as keynote speaker. Todd spoke on “The Boiling Dilemma”, which argues that Canada is at risk… Read more »

This entry was posted on Monday, March 7th, 2016 and is filed under Global Talent Conference, Latest News.


Feb 11

A Mentee Story – Claudio Carvajal

My name is Claudio. I have a bachelor’s degree in Tourism Management and extensive experience working in hotels and in government in Mexico. I moved from Mexico to Canada in May 2014, and I faced some challenges soon after I arrived – my lack of Canadian work experience, lack of understanding of Canadian culture at… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, February 11th, 2016 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Latest News, Mentees.


Feb 04

Enhancing your job search in 2016

Our partner Caroline Yang, MultiCultural Business Solutions recently forwarded to us this CTV interview with Jelena Zikic, Associate Professor at York University. Jelena’s advice is consistent to what Caroline and her partner Lionel Laroche have been giving to newcomers for years. We at ERIEC also share Jelena’s vision regarding resumes, the importance of social media, especially… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, February 4th, 2016 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Employment, Mentees, Mentors.


Jan 28

Grishma Mehta – a success story!

My name is Grishma Mehta. I enrolled in the Career Mentorship Program in December 2014 and later on January 21, 2015 I received an email from Tetyana Khramova, CMP Director to invite me to attend a Mentorship Orientation Session.  I had read the email over and over again as I couldn’t believe that I was matched… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, January 28th, 2016 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors.


Jan 11

Edmonton Global Talent Conference 2016

Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council (ERIEC) presents: Edmonton Global Talent Conference 2016 Navigating Change Tuesday, March 1, 2016 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (Registration and breakfast start at 8:00am) For the Conference Program click here Registration: This event is open to Internationally Educated Professionals who are Permanent Residents (unemployed or under employed), as well as to Edmonton… Read more »

This entry was posted on Monday, January 11th, 2016 and is filed under Global Talent Conference, Latest News.


Dec 11

Why Diversity and Inclusion Will Be A Top Priority for 2016

Josh Bersin Principal and Founder, Bersin by Deloitte With all the press we read about diversity, inclusion, women in leadership, and the need to be open minded about religious and cultural differences, one might ask “is 2016 going to be the year of diversity in business?” I believe the answer is yes: this topic has been raised in… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, December 11th, 2015 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, Research.


Nov 18

Martha Chinedu-Okoro: A Mentee Success Story 

My name is Martha Chinedu-Okoro. I am originally from Nigeria. I came to Canada in 2013. I heard about ERIEC from my spouse who participated in a SMART Connection event via Bredin. He decided to attend an information session for the mentorship program and I came with him to keep him company. Eunice Dong delivered… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors.


Oct 28

Diversity Magazine

A very interesting online resource to keep you updated on the latest diversity news in Edmonton. Here is the Diversity Magazine message:  Today, we as Diversity Magazine are proud to present a way to share through print and online versions of Diversity Magazine in English, French, Spanish, Swahili, Tagalog and Mandarin how 250+ communities can live… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, October 28th, 2015 and is filed under Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects.