Oct 04

Smart Connections – We must “Start with Why”!

Our second event for this year’s Smart Connections program series themed Networking for Success, hosted by Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council (ERIEC ) in collaboration with NAIT, was held last Thursday, September 28th, 2017 at the NAIT Main Campus here in Edmonton. Doug Piquette, the Executive Director of ERIEC and the event host challenged all participants to “connect,… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 and is filed under Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Smart Connections, Special Projects.


Sep 26

HR in a Box

HR in a Box Workshop Series provided by Talent Pool If only HR was as simple as having everything you need in a box! In partnership with local partners and with the support of the HRIA and the Ministry of Labour, the Talent Pool has developed the 2016-2017 HR in a Box Series to share… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, Regulatory Bodies, Research, Special Projects, The Wave, Upcoming Events.


Sep 25

It’s not too late to JOIN US on Thursday 28th !

You may have not had the chance to register for the upcoming Smart Connections event hosted by ERIEC in collaboration with NAIT. Not to worry!  There is still limited seating available so please come and join us! Networking for Success Date:               Thursday, September 28th, 2017 Time:               5:00 pm – 7:00 pm (Registration starts at… Read more »

This entry was posted on Monday, September 25th, 2017 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Latest News, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Smart Connections, Special Projects, Upcoming Events.


Sep 12

CPA’s Lunch with the Pros

Looking for ways to advance your career in business and accounting? At the fall series of Lunch with the Pros, you’ll get to hear first-hand from a prominent CPA in your community who has pursued the entrepreneurial path in the emerging craft brewery industry. Like many CPAs, this entrepreneur has combined their personal interests with… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, September 12th, 2017 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Latest News, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Regulatory Bodies, Special Projects.


Aug 29

Terrified of Networking?

By Martha Vega-Smith, P.Eng. Guest Blogger Not long ago I was employed, and once in a while I would meet someone looking to re-enter the workforce. When they got in touch immediately after we met, or followed up on a job posting, they stuck in my mind. I was more likely to consider or recommend them… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, August 29th, 2017 and is filed under Employment, Networking, Smart Connections.


Jul 24

Alberta Online Fair

Why you should attend Prepare for Canada’s Settlement in Alberta Online Fair? Attending the online fair could not be easier.  All you have to do is make sure that you are registered and wait until the fair opens then click on the link in your email to enter the virtual fair. It is as simple… Read more »

This entry was posted on Monday, July 24th, 2017 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, Regulatory Bodies, Research, Special Projects, Upcoming Events.


Jul 18

8 Ways New Immigrants Can Create Effective Business Meetings

The ERIEC team has received some great positive feedback from participants who attended our Smart Connections event held on June 15th . Gord Sheppard’s keynote presentation was well received by everyone attended and his presentation style and tips were very helpful to the internationally educated professional audience who are currently in a workforce transition. Gord has recently posted a new article… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, July 18th, 2017 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Latest News, Mentees, Networking, Smart Connections, Special Projects.


Jul 11

A Mentee Story – Sarah Tangan

I arrived in Canada and received the “warmest” of welcomes. I came from the Philippines and arrived at Fort McMurray eight days before the wildfire. This was the reason why my family and I evacuated to Edmonton. We eventually decided to stay in Edmonton as my husband and I agreed that Edmonton is a great… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, July 11th, 2017 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Mentees.


Jul 05

CCI-LEX Develops Innovative Ways to Deliver ESL to Newcomers

Initially published in the June edition of Diversity Magazine Diversity and inclusion in Canadian society starts with effective newcomer settlement and integration. Cultural Connections Institute The Learning Exchange (CCI-LEX), a non-profit organization based in Edmonton, has grown into a leader in this area through innovative ways to deliver English as a Second Language (ESL) courses… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 and is filed under Latest News, Special Projects.


Jul 04

Hiring Event/Meet and Greet

Hosted by ASSIST Community Services Centre Are you looking for a job? Time to explore opportunities! – Employers – Employment Agencies – Resume review available Recruitment specialists from City of Edmonton, UPS, Randstad, TD Bank, Purolator, Goodwill, and more….. Date: July 12, 2017 (Wednesday) Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm Where: Downtown ASSIST (9649-105A Ave, Edmonton, Alberta)… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects, Upcoming Events.