Mar 08

Global Talent Conference 2017: Communicating with Confidence

This year’s Edmonton Global Talent Conference drew a record number of participants (245) to the Fantasyland Hotel & Conference Centre which was held last Wednesday, March 1st, 2017. The ERIEC conference team brought in Samuel Oboh  , a locally based, Nigerian-born architect and community leader,  to provide this year’s keynote address: Nuances and Nudges: Why… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 and is filed under Global Talent Conference, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Special Projects.


Feb 23

City of Edmonton: Newcomers Career Success

Last week (Feb 14th, 2017) City of Edmonton hosted the first Newcomers Career Success Info Session on Facebook LIVE. The City is actually the 1st employer in North America (yes, you read that right) to use Facebook LIVE for recruitment purposes! It was a great success and the numbers were outstanding! The City reached over 17,000… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects.


Feb 16

2017 Edmonton Global Talent Conference: We are almost sold out!

Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council (ERIEC) presents: 2017 Edmonton Global Talent Conference Communicating with Confidence: Making your story powerful! Wednesday, March 1, 2017 Fantasyland Hotel & Conference Centre, West Edmonton Mall  9:00 am – 3:00 pm (Registration and breakfast start at 8:00 am) Registration: This event is open to Internationally Educated Professionals who are Permanent Residents… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, February 16th, 2017 and is filed under Global Talent Conference, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects, Upcoming Events.


Feb 14

CPA Alberta Lunch with the Pro’s

  Looking for ways to advance your career in business and accounting? Join CPA Alberta for Lunch with the Pros to learn more about how the CPA designation can open doors to diverse opportunities and a lifelong, rewarding career with unlimited potential. At Lunch with the Pros, you’ll hear first-hand from a prominent CPA in… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 and is filed under Employment, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Regulatory Bodies, Special Projects, Speed Career Networking.


Feb 08

Who will get the job?

Challenges faced by (skilled class) immigrants in Canadian job market By Fahad Mughal, ERIEC Mentor and Diversity Magazine Columnist This article has been initially posted by Diversity Magazine in January 2017   It took me 10 months to realize that the reason I was not getting any response for a professional job was that I was… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Other Interesting Topics.


Feb 01

City of Edmonton: online info session!

The City of Edmonton Recruitment team is hosting a Newcomers Career Success Information Session on February 14, 2017 from 11 am to 2:30 pm (Mountain) via Facebook LIVE on the City of Edmonton Jobs Facebook page. This is a free online event and all are welcome to attend. Join us for LIVE presentations about: How to Create an… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Mentees, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects, Upcoming Events.


Jan 26

Communication Do’s and Don’ts

Last December 2016 we had the pleasure to welcome a communication expert and friend of ERIEC: Diana Ionescu, P.Eng. as a guest speaker at one of the Career Mentorship Program sessions. Diana is a business optimization consultant, following a career in Engineering and Project Management that spanned over two decades and two continents. Her passion… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, January 26th, 2017 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Career Mentorship, Latest News, Mentees, Other Interesting Topics.


Jan 18

New Courses at CCI-LEX

Make an excellent first impression in English-speaking environments! Precise Pronunciation at CCI-LEX Starts January 30, 2017; Mondays & Wednesdays, 6pm-8:30pm Information Session:  January 18, 2017, 6pm Precise Pronunciation is a class to help learners with clear communication – so they can be understood more easily and also help them understand others better with improved listening! … Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 and is filed under Latest News, Special Projects, Upcoming Events.


Jan 11

Edmonton Global Talent Conference 2017: Registration Now Open!

Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council (ERIEC) presents: 2017 Edmonton Global Talent Conference Communicating with Confidence: Making your story powerful! Wednesday, March 1, 2017 Fantasyland Hotel & Conference Centre, West Edmonton Mall  9:00 am – 3:00 pm (Registration and breakfast start at 8:00am) Registration: This event is open to Internationally Educated Professionals who are Permanent Residents or… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 and is filed under Global Talent Conference, Latest News, Special Projects, Upcoming Events.


Jan 04

Your Career Resolution Checklist

By Lise Stransky This is a great time to reflect on the last year and consider what we want to do differently in the new year.  As we say au revoir to 2016 and bonjour to 2017, instead of proclaiming another resolution for change, review this calendar action plan to get you thinking about your career resolutions for 2017. Every year,… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 and is filed under Employment, Latest News, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects.