Mar 16

COVID-19 and ERIEC’s Business Continuity Approach

Dear mentors, mentees and community supporters, We wanted to provide an update on the actions that are being taken to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and support the health and well-being of our stakeholders. Our thoughts go out to all who have been affected by the outbreak of the virus. Like many… Read more »

This entry was posted on Monday, March 16th, 2020 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Connector Program, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Special Projects, The Wave, Upcoming Events.


Mar 04

Joel Pushparaj – A Connectee / Mentee Story

The Career Mentorship Program (CMP) and the Connector Program matches newcomer immigrant professionals (mentees / connectees) in the Edmonton region with established professionals and local business leaders / employers (mentors / connectors) who share a similar occupational background and creates networks through real-life connections and experience. Joel Pushparaj is an internationally trained Project Manager who… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, March 4th, 2020 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Connector Program, Employment, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics.


Dec 23

Happy Holidays from ERIEC!

Thank you all for your valuable support to ERIEC mentorship and networking programs! We send you and your families our warmest greetings for bright and happy holidays! Looking forward to another year of exciting collaboration! ERIEC Team

This entry was posted on Monday, December 23rd, 2019 and is filed under Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Upcoming Events.


Dec 23

11 Reasons to Keep Job Searching During the Holidays

By Alison Doyle Updated December 11, 2019 The Balance Careers Many job seekers take a break from job searching during the holidays. It’s a hectic time of year, and it can be a challenge to juggle getting ready for the holidays with keeping a job hunt moving forward. But, that may be a mistake. Contrary… Read more »

This entry was posted on Monday, December 23rd, 2019 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Latest News, Networking, The Wave.


Dec 12

Networking Program: 2019 in Photos

Speed Career Networking events in 2019 Smart Connections events in 2019 Global Talent Conference 2019 Thank you all for being part of ERIEC’s vision and we look forward to continuing working with you in the coming year! Register for the upcoming Global Talent Conference 2020 We wish you a fantastic holiday season and a very… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, December 12th, 2019 and is filed under Global Talent Conference, Latest News, Networking, Smart Connections, Speed Career Networking, The Wave.


Nov 26

CRIEC and ERIEC Mentorship and Networking Program Exchange – Red Deer, Alberta

On November 25th, 2019 Calgary Region Immigrant Employment Council (CRIEC) staff and Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council (ERIEC) staff all met together to discuss each city’s program approaches, outcomes and to explore new ideas and efficiencies. A big thank you to Immigrant Centre in Red Deer and to their Executive Director Frank Bauer for hosting… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, November 26th, 2019 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Connector Program, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects, The Wave.


Oct 14

ERIEC wins the 2019 Building Futures RISE AWARD

Sixteen years ago the Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers (EMCN) began a tradition that would celebrate the outstanding accomplishments of newcomers, immigrants, individuals and local organizations for their commendable service to building strong community. Last Thursday,October 10th, 2019, EMCN hosted the 16th Annual RISE Awards Gala at the Edmonton Expo Centre. The RISE Awards Gala… Read more »

This entry was posted on Monday, October 14th, 2019 and is filed under Awards, Latest News, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, RISE Awards, The Wave.


Oct 04

Top 10 Speed Networking Tips + Tricks

Posted on SpeedNetworking.com Speed networking is taking the business world by storm—and for good reason. You meet more people, you don’t get stuck talking to the wrong person, and you maximize your time talking to like-minded professionals. But attending a speed networking event isn’t the same as attending a traditional networking event. It requires a… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, October 4th, 2019 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Connector Program, Employment, Latest News, Mentees, Networking, Speed Career Networking, The Wave.


Aug 23

Welcoming New ERIEC Staff

We are pleased to introduce to you our newest employee at ERIEC. April Zhang, Connector Program Coordinator April was a mentee through Career Mentorship Program of ERIEC. She found her first formal job in Canada with the help of her mentor and the team of ERIEC. She was a very active volunteer for ERIEC before… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, August 23rd, 2019 and is filed under Connector Program, Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, The Wave.


Aug 20

Minister’s Visit to the ERIEC Office

The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) visited the ERIEC earlier today, August 20, 2019. The Minister acknowledged ERIEC’s efforts in ensuring that internationally trained professionals are welcomed and supported through the mentorship and networking programs that we provide in the Edmonton region. He agreed that by increasing access to… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, August 20th, 2019 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects, The Wave.