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.


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.