Jul 05

Colin & Ikemefuna: a Mentorship Experience

The Career Mentorship Program (CMP) matches newcomer immigrant professionals (mentees) in the Edmonton region with established professionals and local employers (mentors) who share a similar occupational background and creates networks through real-life connections and experience. ERIEC mentor (Colin) met ERIEC Mentee (Ikemefuna) through the ERIEC mentorship program. Their mentor-mentee meetings provided a platform for them… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, July 5th, 2019 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, The Wave.


Dec 12

Nicole Nebril: A Mentee Story

Coming to Canada is both an opportunity and a sacrifice to me. It’s an opportunity because I thought I would have a bigger chance to wider my career path. While it is also a sacrifice because you have to leave everything behind from the country that you came from and that includes a livelihood and… Read more »

This entry was posted on Monday, December 12th, 2016 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Career Mentorship, Mentees, Mentors.


Aug 26

Sponsorship versus Mentorship

By Tonya Syvitski, RPR, RPT, CMP A connector and catalyst for professional growth and success In the past decade there has been a spike in the number of internal corporate mentorship programs as well as non-profit and professional association mentorship programs.  Businessdictionary.com defines mentorship as an employee training system under which a senior or more… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, August 26th, 2016 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects.


Jul 25

The Power of Coffee Meetings in Job Search

By Eric Pye Career Advisor at CPA Alberta | Resumes | LinkedIn | Networking | Interviews | Workshop Facilitation Joy is experienced in her field. She is currently out of work, and has been searching for a new role for several months. She has sent out hundreds of job applications, but has yet to get… Read more »

This entry was posted on Monday, July 25th, 2016 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics.


Jan 28

Grishma Mehta – a success story!

My name is Grishma Mehta. I enrolled in the Career Mentorship Program in December 2014 and later on January 21, 2015 I received an email from Tetyana Khramova, CMP Director to invite me to attend a Mentorship Orientation Session.  I had read the email over and over again as I couldn’t believe that I was matched… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, January 28th, 2016 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors.


Nov 18

Martha Chinedu-Okoro: A Mentee Success Story 

My name is Martha Chinedu-Okoro. I am originally from Nigeria. I came to Canada in 2013. I heard about ERIEC from my spouse who participated in a SMART Connection event via Bredin. He decided to attend an information session for the mentorship program and I came with him to keep him company. Eunice Dong delivered… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors.


Sep 11

Mentee Story – Syed Ajaz

My name is Syed Ajaz, and I am from Pakistan.  In 2013, I came to Canada to pursue better prospects for myself.  I knew beforehand that it would not be easy to find a job especially with my educational background and work experience in the area of healthcare services.  With this in mind, I started… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, September 11th, 2015 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Career Mentorship, Mentees, Mentors, Networking.


Apr 10

The “Women’s Spring Symposium” – Inspiring Women to Build Local Leadership and Community

Last Sunday the Westin Hotel was the location for an extraordinary learning and networking experience for those who gave up a precious day of their weekend to attend this unique annual event. The morning began with the “Grand Entry” which included the colorful and rhythmic choreography and pageantry of the Yellow Ribbon Dancers, followed by… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 and is filed under Other Interesting Topics.


Mar 27

Applying to become a Mentee – Is a mentoring relationship worth it?

It’s wonderful to know that many skilled immigrant professionals have benefited from our different programs.  When we receive an online application from a skilled immigrant who has decided to become a mentee in our CareerMentorshipProgram, we really do get EXCITED!  Why such a fuss? Well, first of all, we are thrilled that someone has chosen… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, March 27th, 2013 and is filed under Career Mentorship.


Mar 06

2013 Edmonton Global Talent Conference – A Huge Success!!!

Last Thursday, February 28th, ERIEC’s 3rd Annual Conference, the 2013 Edmonton Global Talent Conference, at the Fantasyland Hotel Conference Centre was an AMAZING day! The capacity crowd of 120 immigrant professionals and 65 business leaders, professional association representatives and people from various levels of government spent the day together, learning from and networking with each… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 and is filed under Global Talent Conference, Other Interesting Topics.