Apr 27

Smart Connections: June 15th

On June 15th 2017 the Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council (ERIEC) will be hosting a Smart Connections event. 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. Theme: Leveraging You Presentation Skills Who is invited: Internationally… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, April 27th, 2017 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Smart Connections, Special Projects, The Wave, Upcoming Events.


Mar 22

Resume on Coffee Cups

Java and job seeking: Enterprising Alberta grads hand out resumes on coffee cups Ben Wright and Dian Volschenk have received dozens of business cards and emails in response to their strategy By Erika Stark, CBC News Posted: Mar 17, 2017   It’s often said that the key to finding a job is to network, network, network. And the tight… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Networking, Special Projects.


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.


Mar 08

Global Talent Conference 2017: Communicating with Confidence

This year’s Edmonton Global Talent Conference drew a record number of participants (245) to the Fantasyland Hotel & Conference Centre which was held last Wednesday, March 1st, 2017. The ERIEC conference team brought in Samuel Oboh  , a locally based, Nigerian-born architect and community leader,  to provide this year’s keynote address: Nuances and Nudges: Why… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 and is filed under Global Talent Conference, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Special Projects.


Feb 16

2017 Edmonton Global Talent Conference: We are almost sold out!

Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council (ERIEC) presents: 2017 Edmonton Global Talent Conference Communicating with Confidence: Making your story powerful! Wednesday, March 1, 2017 Fantasyland Hotel & Conference Centre, West Edmonton Mall  9:00 am – 3:00 pm (Registration and breakfast start at 8:00 am) Registration: This event is open to Internationally Educated Professionals who are Permanent Residents… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, February 16th, 2017 and is filed under Global Talent Conference, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects, Upcoming Events.


Feb 14

CPA Alberta Lunch with the Pro’s

  Looking for ways to advance your career in business and accounting? Join CPA Alberta for Lunch with the Pros to learn more about how the CPA designation can open doors to diverse opportunities and a lifelong, rewarding career with unlimited potential. At Lunch with the Pros, you’ll hear first-hand from a prominent CPA in… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 and is filed under Employment, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Regulatory Bodies, Special Projects, Speed Career Networking.


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.


Nov 04

Latest news from ERIEC

It has been a busy few months for the ERIEC Team: Last Sunday October 30th, 2016, ERIEC participated at the Career Focus Event hosted by the Ismaili Community at the Edmonton Headquarters Jamat Khana and Council for Edmonton Office. This was a very well organized event that included a host of welcoming volunteers and very… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, November 4th, 2016 and is filed under Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects.


Oct 06

2016 ERIEC Awards & Recognition Event – A Great Success!

Last Tuesday, October 4th, members of the Edmonton business community and internationally educated professionals gathered together at Sutton Place Hotel to celebrate ERIEC’s seven years of mentorship and networking successes as well as the collaborations of our Edmonton employer partners. This was ERIEC’s Second Awards & Recognition event which drew a crowd of over 100 well-dressed… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, October 6th, 2016 and is filed under Awards, Career Mentorship, Latest News, Networking, Special Projects, Speed Career Networking.