Mar 04

Joel Pushparaj – A Connectee / Mentee Story

The Career Mentorship Program (CMP) and the Connector Program matches newcomer immigrant professionals (mentees / connectees) in the Edmonton region with established professionals and local business leaders / employers (mentors / connectors) who share a similar occupational background and creates networks through real-life connections and experience. Joel Pushparaj is an internationally trained Project Manager who… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, March 4th, 2020 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Connector Program, Employment, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics.


Feb 27

Global Talent Conference 2020: Succeeding Professionally in Canada

The 10th Edmonton Global Talent Conference drew an impressive gathering of 257 of the best and the brightest, internationally educated professionals at the Fantasyland Hotel & Conference Centre on Monday, February 24th, 2020. ERIEC’s Executive Director and conference host, Doug Piquette, welcomed the gathering and introduced the Honorable Jason Copping, Minister of Labour and Immigration… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, February 27th, 2020 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Global Talent Conference, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, The Wave.


Jan 31

Building your Business

Building Your Business – An Immigrant Perspective A message from Catholic Social Services, Edmonton Are you an immigrant who owns a business/self-employed or wants to start a business? Come to our free learning days. Learn from other immigrant entrepreneurs and organizations that help entrepreneurs. Friday, March 6 , 2020 – 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, January 31st, 2020 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects, The Wave, Upcoming Events.


Dec 23

11 Reasons to Keep Job Searching During the Holidays

By Alison Doyle Updated December 11, 2019 The Balance Careers Many job seekers take a break from job searching during the holidays. It’s a hectic time of year, and it can be a challenge to juggle getting ready for the holidays with keeping a job hunt moving forward. But, that may be a mistake. Contrary… Read more »

This entry was posted on Monday, December 23rd, 2019 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Latest News, Networking, The Wave.


Dec 12

Career Mentorship: 2019 in Photos

As the holiday season begins, we take time to reflect on the past year and recall all the wonderful individuals and organizations who have played an important part in our activities and successes. Here is the Career Mentorship Program Year in Photos: Thank you all for being part of ERIEC’s vision and we look forward… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, December 12th, 2019 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, The Wave.


Nov 29

Edmonton Global Talent Conference 2020- Registration Open!

The Global Talent Conference is known as one of Edmonton’s premium events for Internationally Educated Professionals (IEPs) who are looking to connect with and be inspired by leaders from the Edmonton business community. The Edmonton Global Talent Conference is a cost free, one-day event. This event is open to IEPs who are Permanent Residents or… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, November 29th, 2019 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Career Mentorship, Employment, Global Talent Conference, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Regulatory Bodies, The Wave, Upcoming Events.


Sep 27

Smart Connections Sep 26 – A powerful message

Our second event for this year’s Smart Connections program series was themed Alternative Career Paths, hosted by the Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council (ERIEC ) and was held yesterday, September 26th, 2019 at the Matrix Hotel, Edmonton. A total of 135 internationally educated professionals attended the event! Our goal was to provide information about career… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, September 27th, 2019 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Latest News, Networking, Smart Connections, Special Projects.


Aug 27

Fair Registration Practices Act

Yesterday Aug 26th 2019, a group of representatives from immigrant service providing agencies participated in an immigration focused roundtable discussion on the Fair Registration Practices Act, organized by the Ministry of Labour and Immigration and hosted by NorQuest College. This Act is the first step in Government of Alberta’s Fairness for Newcomers Action Plan and… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, August 27th, 2019 and is filed under Employment, Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, Regulatory Bodies, Special Projects, The Wave.


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.