Apr 09

Vyara Doncheva: A Mentee Success Story!

My name is Vyara and I immigrated to Canada in 2016. At the beginning, everything was so hard – I was struggling, feeling homesick, missing friends and family, and it was difficult for me to adjust to this new environment. Finding a job was the most difficult thing for me. I didn’t know where to… Read more »

This entry was posted on Monday, April 9th, 2018 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Career Mentorship, Employment, Latest News, Mentees, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Speed Career Networking.


Mar 14

Fireside Chat with Hon. Ahmed Hussen

The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) visited Edmonton earlier this week on March 12th 2018. Doug Piquette, ERIEC’s Executive Director had the opportunity to speak with the Minister along with several others at a small gathering at the Indo-Canadian Women’s Association (ICWA) based in Millwoods. The minister addressed questions… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 and is filed under Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, The Wave.


Mar 02

Shreyans: A Mentee Success Story!

My name is Shreyans, I immigrated to Canada along with my family in 2016, and I decided to land in Edmonton, Alberta. My professional background is in Mechanical Engineering, when I first came here, it was difficult for me to get any employment in the initials stages. I applied for all jobs available online but… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, March 2nd, 2018 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Employment, Mentees.


Feb 28

Global Talent Conference 2018: Stay Connected!

The 8th Edmonton Global Talent Conference drew an impressive gathering of participants (232) to the Fantasyland Hotel & Conference Centre which was held last Thursday, February 22nd, 2018. This year celebrates the 10th anniversary of ERIEC and ERIEC’s Board chair Cindy Laporte welcomed the audience by highlighting various organizational milestones since we began back in… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, February 28th, 2018 and is filed under Global Talent Conference, Latest News, Mentees, Networking, Special Projects.


Feb 21

2018 Global Talent Conference: Sold Out!

We are very pleased to announce that all the tickets for the 2018 Edmonton Global Talent Conference are sold out!  For those of you who wanted to attend but could not get a ticket, don’t despair, we will do our best to accommodate as many of you as we can. These year’s Conference theme is Let’s… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 and is filed under Global Talent Conference, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking.


Jan 29

New Settlement Agency Award!

In honour of the 10th anniversary of the RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards, the new Settlement Agency Award is being introduced for 2018. Canadian Immigrant and title sponsor RBC want to recognize the amazing work immigrant settlement agencies are doing to help newcomers integrate and succeed in Canada. So, concurrent with the RBC Top… Read more »

This entry was posted on Monday, January 29th, 2018 and is filed under Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects, Upcoming Events.


Jan 24

Interviewing Tips from Robert Half

Thank you to our partner Robert Half for providing invaluable tips in the videos below. Serious Interviewing Tips: How to Answer What’s Your Biggest Weakness in an Interview:   How job seeker’s impress employers:   Video Interviewing Tips:   Thank you, Robert Half! ERIEC Team

This entry was posted on Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Career Mentorship, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects.


Jan 05

Gustave Gatabazi – A New Canadian’s Story

I immigrated to Canada from Africa in October, 2009 and landed straight away in Vancouver.  As a new immigrant I did not know what to expect. I was curious and nervous at the same time.  I felt welcomed and I started to adjust to the new system and my new home.  I met with other… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, January 5th, 2018 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Career Mentorship, Latest News, Other Interesting Topics.


Dec 22

Happy Holidays from ERIEC!

  Thank you all for your valuable support to ERIEC mentorship and networking programs. Looking forward to another year of exciting collaboration! We send you and your families our warmest greetings for bright and happy holidays! ERIEC Team ERIEC: The Year in Photos See you all at the Global Talent Conference 2018! 

This entry was posted on Friday, December 22nd, 2017 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Global Talent Conference, Latest News, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Smart Connections, Special Projects, Speed Career Networking, The Wave.


Dec 19

Edmonton Global Talent Conference 2018: Registration Now Open!

Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council (ERIEC) presents: 2018 Edmonton Global Talent Conference Let’s Connect!  Involving others on your path to success Thursday, February 22nd 2018 Fantasyland Hotel & Conference Centre, West Edmonton Mall  9:00 am – 3:00 pm (Registration and breakfast start at 8:00 am) Registration: This event is open to Internationally Educated Professionals who are… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, December 19th, 2017 and is filed under Global Talent Conference, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Special Projects, Upcoming Events.