Jul 20

Smart Connections in September: Register Today!

The online registration for the upcoming Smart Connections event hosted by ERIEC in collaboration with NAIT is now open!   Date:         Thursday, September 28th, 2017 Time:        5:00 pm – 7:00 pm (Registration starts at 4:30 pm) Where:     NAIT Main Campus, North Lobby, Room Number O1X3      … Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, July 20th, 2017 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Global Talent Conference, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Smart Connections, Special Projects, Upcoming Events.


Jul 13

New ERIEC’s Mentorship Model

Introducing New ERIEC’s Mentorship Project – A Model built for 2017 and beyond! By Tetyana Khramova For just over 8 years now, ERIEC has successfully managed the Career Mentorship Program and the legacy and results have been nothing short of impressive! The team has always strived to improve upon each year based on our original… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, July 13th, 2017 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Special Projects.


Apr 25

A Mentee Story: Tsegay Gebrelibanos

I am Tsegay, a former university Lecturer from Ethiopia.  I had frequented Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, several times during the last decade. However, my longer stays were during the years 2003-2004 and 2015-2016. Due to the then nature of my student life, I cannot say I experienced very much during my first arrival. Now that I… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Mentees, Mentors.


Mar 15

Helping newcomer professionals solve the Canadian workplace puzzle

We are very pleased to share with you a recent ENBRIDGE blog post on Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council. To read the blog click here or go to www.enbridge.com “Enbridge has been a significant supporter of our programs for many years,” says Doug Piquette, Executive Director ERIEC, “and that motivates other employers to do more”…. Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Career Mentorship, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Special Projects.


Feb 08

Who will get the job?

Challenges faced by (skilled class) immigrants in Canadian job market By Fahad Mughal, ERIEC Mentor and Diversity Magazine Columnist This article has been initially posted by Diversity Magazine in January 2017   It took me 10 months to realize that the reason I was not getting any response for a professional job was that I was… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Other Interesting Topics.


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.


Nov 16

Mentee Story – Hannah Mpofu

My name is Hannah and I recently emigrated from the United States where I first moved to from my native Zimbabwe.  I arrived in Canada in July 2015 to join my husband who was living in Alberta. After a short period of rest, I decided I would begin job hunting. Being a newcomer to Canada,… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Employment, 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.


Aug 22

Leading vs. Telling: Leading Your Mentees Through Challenges

Blog posted by Edmonton Chamber of Commerce Guest Blog Post by: Lauren Marinigh, Social Media & Content Creation Coordinator, Futurpreneur Canada, in conjunction with Kristle Calisto-Tavares, Mentor-in-Residence, Futurpreneur Canada More than likely at some point in our lives we’ve experienced a great (and not so great) leader. Whether it was a manager at an organization you worked with,… Read more »

This entry was posted on Monday, August 22nd, 2016 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Career Mentorship, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Upcoming Events.


Jul 06

A Mentee Story: the CMP works!

My name is Emmanuel and I migrated from England to Canada and found out about ERIEC through my internet research when I was researching for settlement resources for newcomers to Edmonton. I approached ERIEC and applied to their Career Mentorship Program (CMP). I was accepted and paired up with Dorothy an excellent mentor. She helped… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, July 6th, 2016 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Employment, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors.