May 11

Smart Connections June 14th – Registration Open!

On June 14th 2018 the Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council (ERIEC) will be hosting a Smart Connections event. 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 immigrant professionals. Theme: The Future of Work Who is invited: Internationally Educated Professionals… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, May 11th, 2018 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Latest News, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Smart Connections, Special Projects, Upcoming Events.


Mar 14

ASSIST Job Fair – Spring 2018

Hosted by ASSIST Community Services Centre, this event would be a gathering of varied and seasoned recruiters, recruitment agencies and government agencies. When: May 10, 2018 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Where: Terwillegar Community Church, 1751 Towne Centre Boulevard Northwest, Edmonton, AB T6R 3N9 Note: This event is arranged for Permanent Residents of Canada / Protected Persons… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Upcoming Events.


Mar 06

ATS and the Job Search

How Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) Have Impacted Job Search By Lise Stransky, CCDP Careers That Work For You What is an Applicant Tracking System? Quite simply, it is a software application that enables the electronic handling of recruitment needs. It is used by employers to manage job openings, and screen and rank resumes from job… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, March 6th, 2018 and is filed under Employment, Latest News, Other Interesting Topics.


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.


Dec 05

Networking in December

By Eric Pye, CRS, Career Advisor at CPA Alberta | Certified Resume Strategist | LinkedIn | Networking | Interviews | Workshop Facilitation If you’re a job seeker, what are your plans for December? Do you plan to “take the month off,” or keep plugging away at your search? If you’re thinking about a month off,… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 and is filed under Employment, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics.


Apr 19

What Most Recruiters Won’t Tell You

By Annette Richmond, posed on career-intelligence.com, April 2017     Eight recruiters and HR pros share a few “secrets” you’ll probably never hear. There’s no doubt about it, looking for a job isn’t easy. One of the most difficult things for job seekers is being left wondering what went wrong. Why didn’t my resume get a response? Why didn’t I move… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, The Wave.


May 05

Newcomers Career Fair – Saturday May 7

Canada is home to over 6.8 million foreign-born residents, so whether it’s temporary or permanent, for work or study, you have made the right choice in moving to Canada. As Canada’s largest event planners for newcomers, we understand the challenges you and your family might face when moving to a new city or country. At… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, May 5th, 2016 and is filed under Employment, Latest News, Networking, Upcoming Events.


Apr 20

Alberta Works Week

Thousands of Alberta families are struggling through job loss due to lower oil prices. Are you looking for a job or exploring your career options? Get the information and tools that you need to succeed during Alberta Works Week. The Alberta Government is hosting more than 60 career and employment events in over 30 communities across… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 and is filed under Employment, Latest News, Networking, Upcoming Events.


Apr 11

4 Ways To Overcome Job Search Frustration

 by Anthony Ladipo Pipeline and Facilities Engineer (Project Delivery)  Many people give up their job search prematurely, they don’t see instant results and assume that there are no jobs out there. When I was younger I was eager to learn to play the piano and my parents got me an expensive tutor. Each day I would… Read more »

This entry was posted on Monday, April 11th, 2016 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment.


Feb 04

Enhancing your job search in 2016

Our partner Caroline Yang, MultiCultural Business Solutions recently forwarded to us this CTV interview with Jelena Zikic, Associate Professor at York University. Jelena’s advice is consistent to what Caroline and her partner Lionel Laroche have been giving to newcomers for years. We at ERIEC also share Jelena’s vision regarding resumes, the importance of social media, especially… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, February 4th, 2016 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Employment, Mentees, Mentors.