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.


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.


Feb 04

Enhancing your job search in 2016

Our partner Caroline Yang, MultiCultural Business Solutions recently forwarded to us this CTV interview with Jelena Zikic, Associate Professor at York University. Jelena’s advice is consistent to what Caroline and her partner Lionel Laroche have been giving to newcomers for years. We at ERIEC also share Jelena’s vision regarding resumes, the importance of social media, especially… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, February 4th, 2016 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Employment, 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.


Jan 14

Mentor Story – Fahad Mughal

Fahad Mughal is not one of those people you will hear grumbling about work. Quite the opposite, he is grateful for the job he has working for the City of Edmonton as a business analyst in the Current Planning Branch. Most of all, he is happy that his dream of making a life for himself,… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, January 14th, 2015 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Mentors.


Jun 19

Best Practices in Mentorship – EQUAL – A Distinctly European Experience

ERIEC has always had an interest in exploring different mentorship programs that exist in other parts of the world. What are they doing in India or in Africa that might be different from the mentorship experiences here in Canada? What types of innovations might we incorporate into our models to provide a more effective mentoring… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, June 19th, 2013 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects.


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.


Feb 13

Don’t Miss The Best Event of Its Kind in Edmonton in 2013!

Record-breaking attendance by local and internationally trained professionals from Finance, IT and Engineering, an outstanding program including sector-specific discussion panels and professional development seminars, and a great venue aren’t the only things that will make the 2013 Edmonton Global Talent Conference the best event of its kind in Edmonton this year!  The keynote speakers are… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, February 13th, 2013 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Global Talent Conference, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects.


Feb 06

It’s been an excellent wave…

Well, I’m writing this on my last day of work at ERIEC. The last few days have been full of well-wishes coming my way from mentors, mentees, board members, colleagues and others. I’m going out on a wave of positive vibes! I’ve been at ERIEC for 2 years plus a day, and it’s been an… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, February 6th, 2013 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Other Interesting Topics.