Jul 05

Peers-to-Peer Connecting – an ERIEC Connector Story

The Connector Program is a networking initiative that successfully connects professional immigrants to help them broaden their professional connections through “one-on-one” meetings with established business leaders/peers who work in the same field. This is a story of a unique “two-on-one” connection that worked! Bushra Khokhar and Anabel Pecatoste reached out to ERIEC to become participants… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, July 5th, 2019 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Connector Program, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects, The Wave.


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.


May 15

Stephanie and Neha – an ERIEC Connector Story

The Connector Program is a formalized networking initiative that helps professional immigrants broaden their professional network through one-on-one meetings with established business leaders/peers who work in the same field. Food Banks Alberta’s Executive Director Stephanie Walsh-Rigby met with Neha Kulshrestha on a cold February day. Neha is an HR Professional and is a CPHR candidate. She… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Connector Program, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, The Wave.


Apr 24

ERIEC Mentor-Mixer Networking Event

Dear Mentors, ERIEC will host a Mentor-Mixer event at NorQuest Premises. This event is exclusive to ERIEC mentors. This event is an opportunity for ERIEC mentors to expand their professional network as well as share some mentoring experiences and mentoring tips with peers. Event Details: Wednesday May 15, 2019. 4.30pm – 6.30pm. Location: SCFL 3-011… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Latest News, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects, The Wave, Upcoming Events.


Apr 23

Ron Graham – ERIEC Super Connector

Earlier this year the National Connector Program featured Connectors from across Canada and shared their stories as to why they are involved in the Connector Program in their community. Today, we are pleased to share the story of ERIEC’s Super Connector Ron Graham. Ron Graham helps newcomers because he loves helping people. But Ron can… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019 and is filed under Awards, Connector Program, Latest News, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects, The Wave.


Apr 23

Smart Connections May 30, 2019 – Registration Open!

Smart Connections aims to help Internationally Educated Professionals in creating sustainable career paths, whether within or outside their field of expertise. It is about information sharing and time-efficient networking between local professionals and Internationally Educated Professionals. This is a fantastic learning and networking opportunity at no cost and is open to internationally educated professionals with any background (Permanent… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Smart Connections, The Wave, Upcoming Events.


Mar 19

Vannia and Salman– an ERIEC Connector Story

The Connector Program is a networking initiative that connects professional immigrants to help them broaden their professional connections through “one-on-one” meetings with established business leaders/peers who work in the same field. Salman Ghafouri, Founder of Melanite Group Limited met with Vannia Gonzales over coffee at a café in South Edmonton on a cold February day. Salman… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, March 19th, 2019 and is filed under Latest News.


Mar 19

 The Hidden Job Market & How to Network

An Invite from the ASSIST Community Services Centre Are you actively looking for a job? Would you like to build up your network and meet new friends? Please come and join us for this information session! Date: April 25, 2019 (Thursday) Time: 1:00 pm— 4:00 pm Location: Southwest Office, Unit 2, 810 Saddleback Road, NW,… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, March 19th, 2019 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects, The Wave, Upcoming Events.


Mar 01

Global Talent Conference 2019: Diversify Your Professional Network!

The 9th Edmonton Global Talent Conference drew an impressive gathering of 235 inspired internationally educated professionals at the Fantasyland Hotel & Conference Centre on Wednesday, February 27th 2019. ERIEC’s Executive Director welcomed the audience and presented this year’s theme, Diversify Your Professional Network! The keynote was Dr. Wanda Costen, who is the Dean of the School of… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, March 1st, 2019 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Career Mentorship, Global Talent Conference, Latest News, Networking, The Wave.


Feb 07

Stephen and Ron  – An ERIEC Connector Story

The Connector Program is a formalized networking initiative that helps professional immigrants broaden their professional network through one-on-one meetings with established business leaders/peers who work in the same field. ERIEC’s Super Connector Ron Graham met with Dimimu Stephen Akinola who is a connectee in the ERIEC Connector Program. Stephen, who recently moved to Edmonton from Nigeria, reached… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, February 7th, 2019 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Connector Program, Employment, Latest News, Networking, Other Interesting Topics.