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.


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.