May 17

ERIEC on Global News Edmonton

Global News Morning News Edmonton May 2019 Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council helps newcomers get jobs The Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council works to help people new to the area find jobs and other opportunities to settle in. Doug Piquette and Azumme Degun share more on what they do.    

This entry was posted on Friday, May 17th, 2019 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Career Mentorship, Latest News, Networking, Special Projects, The Wave.


May 15

Stephanie and Neha – an ERIEC Connector Story

The Connector Program is a formalized networking initiative that helps professional immigrants broaden their professional network through one-on-one meetings with established business leaders/peers who work in the same field. Food Banks Alberta’s Executive Director Stephanie Walsh-Rigby met with Neha Kulshrestha on a cold February day. Neha is an HR Professional and is a CPHR candidate. She… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Connector Program, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, The Wave.


Mar 19

Vannia and Salman– an ERIEC Connector Story

The Connector Program is a networking initiative that connects professional immigrants to help them broaden their professional connections through “one-on-one” meetings with established business leaders/peers who work in the same field. Salman Ghafouri, Founder of Melanite Group Limited met with Vannia Gonzales over coffee at a café in South Edmonton on a cold February day. Salman… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, March 19th, 2019 and is filed under Latest News.


Mar 19

Alberta Works funding for EI recipients

A Message from NorQuest College EI (Employment Insurance) recipients who are interested in returning to school and who meet Alberta Works eligibility requirements can apply for funding for NorQuest College’s Academic Upgrading and ESL Intensive programs. Funding is available to interested applicants who currently are receiving regular EI benefits (or have within the last five years). For full-time funding… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, March 19th, 2019 and is filed under Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, The Wave, Upcoming Events.


Mar 01

Global Talent Conference 2019: Diversify Your Professional Network!

The 9th Edmonton Global Talent Conference drew an impressive gathering of 235 inspired internationally educated professionals at the Fantasyland Hotel & Conference Centre on Wednesday, February 27th 2019. ERIEC’s Executive Director welcomed the audience and presented this year’s theme, Diversify Your Professional Network! The keynote was Dr. Wanda Costen, who is the Dean of the School of… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, March 1st, 2019 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Career Mentorship, Global Talent Conference, Latest News, Networking, The Wave.


Feb 15

ETIP: Bridging Program for Engineers

ENGINEERS’ AND TECHNOLOGISTS’ INTEGRATION ENGINEERS’ AND TECHNOLOGISTS’ (ETIP) INTEGRATION PROGRAM A unique program designed for internationally educated engineers to find work in their field of expertise in Alberta The Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers (EMCN) has been offering the Engineers’ and Technologists’ Integration Program (ETIP) since 1996, and has successfully bridged more than 1000 engineering… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, February 15th, 2019 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, The Wave, Upcoming Events.


Feb 07

Stephen and Ron  – An ERIEC Connector Story

The Connector Program is a formalized networking initiative that helps professional immigrants broaden their professional network through one-on-one meetings with established business leaders/peers who work in the same field. ERIEC’s Super Connector Ron Graham met with Dimimu Stephen Akinola who is a connectee in the ERIEC Connector Program. Stephen, who recently moved to Edmonton from Nigeria, reached… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, February 7th, 2019 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Connector Program, Employment, Latest News, Networking, Other Interesting Topics.


Jan 28

Challenges for Immigrants

Underemployment challenges persist for immigrants Despite progress, issues remain with pay gap, integration: Report By Marcel Vander Wier Posted on 01/21/2019 / Canadian HR Reporter While Canadian newcomers’ ability to find skills-commensurate employment is improving, troubles including underemployment, lower wages and weaker integration persist, according to a new report. Newcomers with a Canadian degree continue to… Read more »

This entry was posted on Monday, January 28th, 2019 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, The Wave.


Jan 25

English for Newcomers

Free English Language Sessions for Newcomers at the University of Alberta Student Volunteer Campus Community (SVCC) is a student group at the University of Alberta  that offers free language sessions for all community members including students, non-students, and staff. We are reaching out to Edmonton-based and local organizations serving our community to improve the well-being of newcomers… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, January 25th, 2019 and is filed under Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, The Wave, Upcoming Events.


Jan 22

Daniah and Mira – An ERIEC Connector Story

The Connector Program is a formalized networking initiative that helps professional immigrants broaden their professional network through one-on-one meetings with established business leader peers who work in the same field. Local manager Mira Uniat met with Daniah Mohammed Salih over coffee on a very cold January evening. Daniah, who has recently completed her Canadian Payroll Certificate at… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 and is filed under Connector Program, Latest News, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, The Wave.