Mar 31

Two Upcoming Job Fairs 

Two important Job Fairs coming up in Edmonton, both on April 5th! Plan well in advance! EMCN Multi – Industry Job Fair Wednesday, April 5, 2017 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM Alberta Avenue Community Hall 9210 – 118 Ave, Edmonton Confirmed Employers: Telus, Lafarge, KFC, Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel, Value Village, Jump360°, Sunterra Meats and Sunterra… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, March 31st, 2017 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects, Upcoming Events.


Mar 22

Resume on Coffee Cups

Java and job seeking: Enterprising Alberta grads hand out resumes on coffee cups Ben Wright and Dian Volschenk have received dozens of business cards and emails in response to their strategy By Erika Stark, CBC News Posted: Mar 17, 2017   It’s often said that the key to finding a job is to network, network, network. And the tight… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Networking, Special Projects.


Nov 17

‘Job churn’ and ‘precarious work’ don’t have to be the new normal

By Fiona Mcquarrie Special to The Globe and Mail Published Tuesday, Nov. 08, 2016 Fiona McQuarrie is associate professor in the school of business at the University of the Fraser Valley Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Finance Minister Bill Morneau have both recently told workers that they need to get used to “job churn” and “precarious… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, November 17th, 2016 and is filed under Employment, Latest News, Other Interesting Topics.


Jul 31

Surviving a Downsize

by Javier Vinsome Career Advisor – Diversity Services | CPA Surviving a Downsize Part 1- Ensure you’re too valuable to be laid off! The majority of the articles on this subject deal with what you should do after your company has laid you off and you’re seeking new employment. What about mitigating factors to help ensure… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, July 31st, 2015 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment.


Oct 23

What are big oil and gas companies looking for?

By Baisakhi Roy    An interview taken from Canadian Immigrant ( www.canadianimmigrant.ca ) with James Edwards, TransCanada Corp.’s Manager of Corporate Talent Strategy. The following questions are discussed: What are some of the job prospects in this industry today? What do you look for when hiring? What qualifications do internationally trained professionals need to have… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013 and is filed under Other Interesting Topics.


Jun 12

Alberta – A Preferred Destination for Newcomers

According to Statistics Canada’s 2011 National Household Survey, more immigrants are choosing to settle in Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Alberta welcomed 12.4 per cent of all newcomers in 2011, up from 9.3 per cent in 2006, while five per cent of all immigrants chose to settle in Manitoba, up from 2.8 per cent five years… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, June 12th, 2013 and is filed under Other Interesting Topics.


Jan 09

Tips for Onboarding Skilled Immigrants

This article by Jill Chesley, Project Coordinator, ERIEC, was first published in the Commerce News; The Voice of Business in Edmonton, in December of 2012, Vol. 34 No.11.  By popular demand we are posting it here as well! It is projected that by 2025, immigrants will constitute 100% of the growth in the Canadian labour market. Combine… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, January 9th, 2013 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Other Interesting Topics.