Mar 14

Fireside Chat with Hon. Ahmed Hussen

The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) visited Edmonton earlier this week on March 12th 2018. Doug Piquette, ERIEC’s Executive Director had the opportunity to speak with the Minister along with several others at a small gathering at the Indo-Canadian Women’s Association (ICWA) based in Millwoods. The minister addressed questions… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 and is filed under Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, The Wave.


Mar 14

ASSIST Job Fair – Spring 2018

Hosted by ASSIST Community Services Centre, this event would be a gathering of varied and seasoned recruiters, recruitment agencies and government agencies. When: May 10, 2018 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Where: Terwillegar Community Church, 1751 Towne Centre Boulevard Northwest, Edmonton, AB T6R 3N9 Note: This event is arranged for Permanent Residents of Canada / Protected Persons… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Upcoming Events.


Mar 14

Dealing with Rejection

By Guest Blogger Nadine Riopel We Hate Networking Club (WHN) Things have been jumping with us at WHN lately. We had an amaaaaaazing time with the folks at the Global Talent Conference last month. You can read about that here, if you’re interested in immigrant employment and/or the WHN approach to making events unforgettable. But enough about us… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Networking, Other Interesting Topics.


Mar 06

ATS and the Job Search

How Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) Have Impacted Job Search By Lise Stransky, CCDP Careers That Work For You What is an Applicant Tracking System? Quite simply, it is a software application that enables the electronic handling of recruitment needs. It is used by employers to manage job openings, and screen and rank resumes from job… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, March 6th, 2018 and is filed under Employment, Latest News, Other Interesting Topics.


Mar 02

Shreyans: A Mentee Success Story!

My name is Shreyans, I immigrated to Canada along with my family in 2016, and I decided to land in Edmonton, Alberta. My professional background is in Mechanical Engineering, when I first came here, it was difficult for me to get any employment in the initials stages. I applied for all jobs available online but… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, March 2nd, 2018 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Employment, Mentees.


Feb 28

Global Talent Conference 2018: Stay Connected!

The 8th Edmonton Global Talent Conference drew an impressive gathering of participants (232) to the Fantasyland Hotel & Conference Centre which was held last Thursday, February 22nd, 2018. This year celebrates the 10th anniversary of ERIEC and ERIEC’s Board chair Cindy Laporte welcomed the audience by highlighting various organizational milestones since we began back in… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, February 28th, 2018 and is filed under Global Talent Conference, Latest News, Mentees, Networking, Special Projects.


Jan 29

New Settlement Agency Award!

In honour of the 10th anniversary of the RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards, the new Settlement Agency Award is being introduced for 2018. Canadian Immigrant and title sponsor RBC want to recognize the amazing work immigrant settlement agencies are doing to help newcomers integrate and succeed in Canada. So, concurrent with the RBC Top… Read more »

This entry was posted on Monday, January 29th, 2018 and is filed under Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects, Upcoming Events.


Jan 24

Interviewing Tips from Robert Half

Thank you to our partner Robert Half for providing invaluable tips in the videos below. Serious Interviewing Tips: How to Answer What’s Your Biggest Weakness in an Interview:   How job seeker’s impress employers:   Video Interviewing Tips:   Thank you, Robert Half! ERIEC Team

This entry was posted on Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Career Mentorship, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects.


Jan 10

Lunch with the Pros – Winter Series

Be inspired to pursue your passion. The winter series of Lunch with the Pros will feature a prominent CPA (Chartered Professional Accountants Alberta) in your community who has leveraged his designation to pursue a successful career and serve his community. Find out how the designation can raise your professional profile, and enable you to progress faster… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, January 10th, 2018 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Latest News, Networking, Regulatory Bodies, Upcoming Events.


Jan 05

Gustave Gatabazi – A New Canadian’s Story

I immigrated to Canada from Africa in October, 2009 and landed straight away in Vancouver.  As a new immigrant I did not know what to expect. I was curious and nervous at the same time.  I felt welcomed and I started to adjust to the new system and my new home.  I met with other… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, January 5th, 2018 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Career Mentorship, Latest News, Other Interesting Topics.