Jan 30

Understanding Newcomer Experiences of Inclusion

A message from the Centre for Race and Culture Are you a newcomer to Canada? We want to know your thoughts on your settlement process for our survey! You will get a $10 Tim Horton’s gift card for completing our survey on newcomer inclusion in Alberta. The Understanding Newcomer Experiences of Inclusion (UNEOI) is a… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, January 30th, 2020 and is filed under Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, Research, Special Projects, The Wave.


Apr 23

Smart Connections May 30, 2019 – Registration Open!

Smart Connections aims to help Internationally Educated Professionals in creating sustainable career paths, whether within or outside their field of expertise. It is about information sharing and time-efficient networking between local professionals and Internationally Educated Professionals. This is a fantastic learning and networking opportunity at no cost and is open to internationally educated professionals with any background (Permanent… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Smart Connections, The Wave, Upcoming Events.


Oct 11

I love my company!

“I love my company!” Group pride, inclusion and employee engagement By Marie Gervais, PhD., CEO Shift Management Inc ERIEC Supporter and Guest Blogger SUMMARY: An opportunity to make a difference for someone in your company can not only improve their life opportunities, but also increase your workforce’s sense of pride and engagement. This is a… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, October 11th, 2018 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects, The Wave.


Jul 05

CCI-LEX Develops Innovative Ways to Deliver ESL to Newcomers

Initially published in the June edition of Diversity Magazine Diversity and inclusion in Canadian society starts with effective newcomer settlement and integration. Cultural Connections Institute The Learning Exchange (CCI-LEX), a non-profit organization based in Edmonton, has grown into a leader in this area through innovative ways to deliver English as a Second Language (ESL) courses… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 and is filed under Latest News, Special Projects.


Jun 30

My Canada My Story!

In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, NorQuest College’s Centre for Intercultural Education has developed and is leading a national Canadian cultural awareness campaign – My Canada My Story. Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council (ERIEC) is a proud partner of this initiative! We invite you to share your story as we aim to showcase Canadian’s stories… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, June 30th, 2017 and is filed under Latest News, Special Projects, Upcoming Events.


Dec 11

Why Diversity and Inclusion Will Be A Top Priority for 2016

Josh Bersin Principal and Founder, Bersin by Deloitte With all the press we read about diversity, inclusion, women in leadership, and the need to be open minded about religious and cultural differences, one might ask “is 2016 going to be the year of diversity in business?” I believe the answer is yes: this topic has been raised in… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, December 11th, 2015 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, Research.


Jan 15

Outsmarting our Brains: A report by RBC and Ernst and Young

We all have unconscious biases that influence our actions and decisions. These biases can be in favour of, or against, a range of attributes from obvious physical characteristics like race, gender, ethnicity and age, to more subtle ones like education, and work experiences. Diversity and inclusion make a big difference when it comes to a… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Other Interesting Topics.


Dec 04

Recruit Foreign Talent & Build a Culture of Inclusion – An HRIA Workshop

By Elena Chernaeva  Last Thursday, November 28th I had the honour and pleasure to attend one of the Human Resources Institute of Alberta (HRIA) workshops titled Recruit Foreign Talent & Build a Culture of Inclusion. As a Project Coordinator for Speed Career Networking, Smart Connections and other projects dealing with Internationally Trained Professionals (ITP), I was… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Other Interesting Topics.


May 22

Workforce Diversity – A Profile of Candy Khan, Diversity and Inclusion Consultant

What is workforce diversity? It is about acknowledging differences and adapting to work practices to create an inclusive environment in which diverse skills, perspectives and backgrounds are valued. It is about understanding the individual differences in the people we work with that arise from a broad range of backgrounds and lifestyles, and recognizing the value… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects.