Aug 20

Emotional Intelligence

Why is Emotional Intelligence (EI) important in the workplace? Please join MentorUP Edmonton to grasp a broader understanding on how EI can contribute to your success and progress. Emotional Intelligence (EI) is a term that has been receiving an increasing amount of interest recently. To explore the concept in more details and from different perspectives,… Read more »

This entry was posted on Monday, August 20th, 2018 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Other Interesting Topics, Upcoming Events.


Jul 16

Elize Erasmus: A Mentee Success Story!

My name is Elize, and I came to Canada in October 2017. Moving to Canada, my single biggest worry was that I would struggle to find a job in my field.  I am a Chartered Management Accountant with over 10 years of experience, but kept hearing that one had to have ‘Canadian experience’ in order… Read more »

This entry was posted on Monday, July 16th, 2018 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Career Mentorship, Latest News, Mentees.


Jun 01

2018 ERIEC Awards: the video!

A few more moments from the 2018 ERIEC Awards & Recognition Event, hold on May 15th at the Sutton Place Hotel Edmonton! Enjoy the video:  

This entry was posted on Friday, June 1st, 2018 and is filed under Latest News, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects, The Wave.


May 18

2018 ERIEC Awards & Recognition Event

Last Tuesday, May 15th members of the Edmonton business community and internationally educated professionals gathered together at Sutton Place Hotel to celebrate Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council’s ten years of mentorship and networking successes as well as honoring the collaborations of our Edmonton employer partners. Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council (ERIEC) recognized the many mentors,… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, May 18th, 2018 and is filed under Awards, Career Mentorship, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects, The Wave.


Feb 06

Homestead Coworking

Homestead is a coworking space in downtown Edmonton ( #202 10526 Jasper Avenue)  where independent professionals & entrepreneurs come together in community. Homestead is home to a growing community of businesses (both young and old) full of energy and passion. Everyone is here for a purpose, to build and grow their business in the midst… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 and is filed under Latest News, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects.


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.