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

The Elevate Aviation

An announcement from the The Elevate Aviation Learning Centre I would like to introduce you to The Elevate Aviation Learning Centre and a potential career exploration opportunity for your clients. In case you missed the announcement on December 12th, Elevate Aviation is opening a Learning Centre at EIA. We have 10 weeks of classes from… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, January 25th, 2019 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects, 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.


Jan 15

EMCN serving Visible Minority Women

The Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers (EMCN) is proud to announce their new Visible Minority Women Employment Success project. Visible minority newcomer women often struggle to find and maintain meaningful employment for a number of reasons. These include cultural barriers, hesitation to participate fully in mixed-gender skills training, and lack of a professional network. The… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Mentees, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects, The Wave, Upcoming Events.


Jan 14

Pre-Arrival Services & Newcomer Women

Two exciting news from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Newsroom: S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Selected to Provide Pre-Arrival Services January 3, 2019—Vancouver, BC—Pre-arrival settlement services are a key element of Canada’s immigration program. They provide newcomers, including refugees, with the information and settlement support they need to make informed decisions about their new life in Canada before… Read more »

This entry was posted on Monday, January 14th, 2019 and is filed under Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects, The Wave.


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 23

Changing Gears

This interview with Marie Gervais on Edmonton Woman Magazine talks about barriers and successes of women and immigrants to Canada. Marie Gervais is the owner and CEO of Edmonton’s Shift Management, a company at the forefront of e-learning services, intercultural workplace integration and leadership training. Gervais holds a PhD in Culture and Learning with international… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 and is filed under Employment, Other Interesting Topics.


Jul 07

Bursary for Immigrant Women

By Dahlia Orcajada, Digital Communications Specialist Immigrant Access Fund Canada If you are an immigrant woman in Alberta you can apply for the Every Woman Can: The Maria Eriksen Memorial Bursary to support your professional development. The Calgary Foundation is accepting applications until July 27, 2015.  There are six bursaries available at $1,000 each applied directly to tuition. Following is the… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, July 7th, 2015 and is filed under Awards, Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects.