Dec 12

Hon. Ratna Omidvar on Mentorship

Statement on Immigrant Employment Councils: Mentorship as Key to Social Cohesion On November 30th, Senator Ratna Omidvar welcomed Margaret Eaton of the Toronto Immigrant Employment Council and Jennifer Hollis of Immploy to the Senate. Her statement celebrates Canada’s immigrant employment councils. Through employment mentorship programs, thousands of newcomers to this country have been able to… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Employment, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Other Interesting Topics.


Nov 24

PINs – Networking

What are Professional Immigrant Networks (PINs)? PINs are associations that are run by immigrants and immigrant agency partners for immigrants and exist in many of our communities across Canada. Have you recently immigrated to Canada? Are you looking to build your network and get support with your job search? Our colleagues at TRIEC in Toronto have… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, November 24th, 2017 and is filed under Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects.


Nov 09

The benefits of a bilingual brain

By Mia Nacamulli It’s obvious that knowing more than one language can make certain things easier — like traveling or watching movies without subtitles. But are there other advantages to having a bilingual (or multilingual) brain? Mia Nacamulli details the three types of bilingual brains and shows how knowing more than one language keeps your… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, November 9th, 2017 and is filed under Latest News, Mentees, Other Interesting Topics, Research, Special Projects, The Wave.


Oct 19

Designing Your Own Life

By Guest Blogger Amanda Zirk Ten years ago, Svetlana Pavlenko and her husband were invited by the Canadian Government to bring their skills, knowledge, and expertise to Alberta. This was the opportunity of a lifetime, so they left their friends, family, and jobs behind in Siberia to move to Canada. When Svetlana arrived in Edmonton,… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, October 19th, 2017 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Special Projects, The Wave.


Oct 11

Interpretation as a Career Path?

We would like to invite our clients and partners to join us for a free webinar on Wednesday, October 18 provided by the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion where the new Mayagwe service will be introduced. Mayagwe is a made-in-Canada software application that provides organizations (both public- and private-sector) with access to a database… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, October 11th, 2017 and is filed under Employment, Latest News, Mentees, Special Projects, Upcoming Events.


Oct 04

Smart Connections – We must “Start with Why”!

Our second event for this year’s Smart Connections program series themed Networking for Success, hosted by Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council (ERIEC ) in collaboration with NAIT, was held last Thursday, September 28th, 2017 at the NAIT Main Campus here in Edmonton. Doug Piquette, the Executive Director of ERIEC and the event host challenged all participants to “connect,… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 and is filed under Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Smart Connections, Special Projects.


Jul 11

A Mentee Story – Sarah Tangan

I arrived in Canada and received the “warmest” of welcomes. I came from the Philippines and arrived at Fort McMurray eight days before the wildfire. This was the reason why my family and I evacuated to Edmonton. We eventually decided to stay in Edmonton as my husband and I agreed that Edmonton is a great… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, July 11th, 2017 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Mentees.


May 30

Canada’s Best Jobs 2017

Published by macleans.ca on May 29, 2017 The Top 25 Jobs in Canada What makes a job one of Canada’s Best? Healthy demand for talent, a growing workforce, and a generous salary with room to move up This is The Canadian Business definitive ranking of Canada’s Best Jobs for 2017. Using our proprietary formula, we… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, Research, Survey.


May 24

A Mentee Story: Ashwin George

Almost every new immigrant and friends I have met here has had a similar story. We all land in Canada with an optimism that is unparalleled to anything that we have ever had. It is one of life’s biggest risks. To leave our family and loved ones, the comfort and security of our homes, the… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Mentees.


Mar 31

Two Upcoming Job Fairs 

Two important Job Fairs coming up in Edmonton, both on April 5th! Plan well in advance! EMCN Multi – Industry Job Fair Wednesday, April 5, 2017 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM Alberta Avenue Community Hall 9210 – 118 Ave, Edmonton Confirmed Employers: Telus, Lafarge, KFC, Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel, Value Village, Jump360°, Sunterra Meats and Sunterra… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, March 31st, 2017 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects, Upcoming Events.