Aug 08

Developing Your Job Search Strategy

A half-day workshop delivered by Chartered Professional Accountants Alberta (CPA) When it’s time to make a change, how do you start and what do you do? We will be doing exercises and discussing how to build your brand, how to be your own advocate, how to leverage social media, building your career capital, and career… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, August 8th, 2019 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Regulatory Bodies, Special Projects, The Wave, Upcoming Events.


Jun 03

Smart Connections May 30 – The Successful Aftermath

Our first event for this year’s Smart Connections program series was themed Nailing the Networking Event, hosted by the Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council (ERIEC ) and was held on May 30th, 2019 at the Matrix Hotel, Edmonton. A total of 176 internationally educated professionals attended the event! Doug Piquette, Executive Director of ERIEC, kicked-off… Read more »

This entry was posted on Monday, June 3rd, 2019 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Smart Connections, Special Projects, The Wave.


Aug 10

Use Your Natural Connections!

Using your natural connections to get into a career: Barry’s story By Marie Gervais, PhD., CEO Shift Management Inc. ERIEC Supporter and Guest Blogger SUMMARY : Barrie has always been a believer in finding out who you know to get connected to the job you want in the country where you want to work. He shows… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, August 10th, 2018 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, The Wave.


Mar 14

Dealing with Rejection

By Guest Blogger Nadine Riopel We Hate Networking Club (WHN) Things have been jumping with us at WHN lately. We had an amaaaaaazing time with the folks at the Global Talent Conference last month. You can read about that here, if you’re interested in immigrant employment and/or the WHN approach to making events unforgettable. But enough about us… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Networking, Other Interesting Topics.


Feb 28

Global Talent Conference 2018: Stay Connected!

The 8th Edmonton Global Talent Conference drew an impressive gathering of participants (232) to the Fantasyland Hotel & Conference Centre which was held last Thursday, February 22nd, 2018. This year celebrates the 10th anniversary of ERIEC and ERIEC’s Board chair Cindy Laporte welcomed the audience by highlighting various organizational milestones since we began back in… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, February 28th, 2018 and is filed under Global Talent Conference, Latest News, Mentees, Networking, Special Projects.


Sep 25

It’s not too late to JOIN US on Thursday 28th !

You may have not had the chance to register for the upcoming Smart Connections event hosted by ERIEC in collaboration with NAIT. Not to worry!  There is still limited seating available so please come and join us! Networking for Success Date:               Thursday, September 28th, 2017 Time:               5:00 pm – 7:00 pm (Registration starts at… Read more »

This entry was posted on Monday, September 25th, 2017 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Latest News, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Smart Connections, Special Projects, Upcoming Events.


Aug 29

Terrified of Networking?

By Martha Vega-Smith, P.Eng. Guest Blogger Not long ago I was employed, and once in a while I would meet someone looking to re-enter the workforce. When they got in touch immediately after we met, or followed up on a job posting, they stuck in my mind. I was more likely to consider or recommend them… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, August 29th, 2017 and is filed under Employment, Networking, Smart Connections.


May 10

How To Create Awesome Meetings

Dear Mentors, We are announcing an interesting opportunity for you in your professional development: Workshop: How To Create Awesome Meetings When you are invited to a meeting do you: Want to jump for joy; Run away screaming; or… Fall asleep? Why Should You Take This Workshop? You and your team will learn new tips and… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, Smart Connections, Special Projects, The Wave, Upcoming Events.


Dec 19

Making Time to Network During the Holiday Season

By Janet Barclay   With music and magic in the air and retailers telling you it’s time to go shopping, it can be hard for even the most dedicated entrepreneur to stay focused on business. Here are a few tips to help you continue networking, without missing out on all the fun!   Attending holiday-themed networking… Read more »

This entry was posted on Monday, December 19th, 2016 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Latest News, Networking, Other Interesting Topics.


Nov 24

Business Networking

Free eBook: “Business Networking For Dummies ($12 Value) FREE For a Limited Time” Grow your business, build your career, find more customers, and build a valuable support network of likeminded business people. – Download: Click http://bit.ly/businessnetworkingfordummies With Business Networking For Dummies, you’ll learn to: Use business networking to grow and develop your business Find the right platform or… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, November 24th, 2016 and is filed under Latest News, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects.