May 16

Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards

Voting is now open! Canadian Immigrant Magazine, in association with RBC Royal Bank, is proud to announce that voting for the 9th annual RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrants Awards is open! This national people’s choice award is unique in that it allows Canadians to nominate and vote directly for individuals from all walks of life… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 and is filed under Awards, Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects, The Wave.


Apr 25

A Mentee Story: Tsegay Gebrelibanos

I am Tsegay, a former university Lecturer from Ethiopia.  I had frequented Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, several times during the last decade. However, my longer stays were during the years 2003-2004 and 2015-2016. Due to the then nature of my student life, I cannot say I experienced very much during my first arrival. Now that I… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Mentees, Mentors.


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 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.


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 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.


Dec 12

Nicole Nebril: A Mentee Story

Coming to Canada is both an opportunity and a sacrifice to me. It’s an opportunity because I thought I would have a bigger chance to wider my career path. While it is also a sacrifice because you have to leave everything behind from the country that you came from and that includes a livelihood and… Read more »

This entry was posted on Monday, December 12th, 2016 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Career Mentorship, Mentees, Mentors.


Nov 30

My Best and Personal Advice for Newcomers

By Mia Isabela Deleanu We are pleased to introduce a new guest blogger to The Wave. Mia Isabela Deleanu, is an Application Analyst Assistant at Catholic Social Services in Edmonton, Alberta. She shares her advice and experience from her own personal journey as an immigrant to Canada. Each month she will cover different topics on… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects.