Oct 19

Designing Your Own Life

By Guest Blogger Amanda Zirk Ten years ago, Svetlana Pavlenko and her husband were invited by the Canadian Government to bring their skills, knowledge, and expertise to Alberta. This was the opportunity of a lifetime, so they left their friends, family, and jobs behind in Siberia to move to Canada. When Svetlana arrived in Edmonton,… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, October 19th, 2017 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Special Projects, The Wave.


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.


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.


May 24

A Mentee Story: Ashwin George

Almost every new immigrant and friends I have met here has had a similar story. We all land in Canada with an optimism that is unparalleled to anything that we have ever had. It is one of life’s biggest risks. To leave our family and loved ones, the comfort and security of our homes, the… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Mentees.


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.