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 »
ENGINEERS’ AND TECHNOLOGISTS’ INTEGRATION ENGINEERS’ AND TECHNOLOGISTS’ (ETIP) INTEGRATION PROGRAM A unique program designed for internationally educated engineers to find work in their field of expertise in Alberta The Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers (EMCN) has been offering the Engineers’ and Technologists’ Integration Program (ETIP) since 1996, and has successfully bridged more than 1000 engineering… Read more »
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 »
Underemployment challenges persist for immigrants Despite progress, issues remain with pay gap, integration: Report By Marcel Vander Wier Posted on 01/21/2019 / Canadian HR Reporter While Canadian newcomers’ ability to find skills-commensurate employment is improving, troubles including underemployment, lower wages and weaker integration persist, according to a new report. Newcomers with a Canadian degree continue to… Read more »
Join CPA Alberta this fall for a new series of Lunch with the Pros Back by popular demand, CPA Alberta’s Lunch with the Pros restarts in October and you are invited! Attend the thought-provoking Lunch with Pros: Will Robots Take Your Job? on Tuesday, October 30 in Edmonton. Enjoy a delicious three course meal and… Read more »
This entry was posted on Thursday, October 11th, 2018 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects, Upcoming Events.
Our second event for this year’s Smart Connections program series themed Diversity and Inclusion Policies and the Hiring Process of The Government of Alberta and The City of Edmonton, hosted by Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council (ERIEC ), was held yesterday, September 20th, 2018 at the Matrix Hotel, Edmonton. Over 160 internationally educated professionals attended the event! Elena Chernaeva, the… Read more »
This entry was posted on Friday, September 21st, 2018 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Global Talent Conference, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Smart Connections, Special Projects.
Are you new to Edmonton? The Edmonton’s NextGen is hosting an exciting upcoming event for new residents to Edmonton: Ignite: Your New Life in YEG Date: Monday, April 23 Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Location: The Nook Cafe (10153 97 Street) This is a free drop-in style networking event for new Edmontonians in the 18 to 40 year… Read more »
My name is Vyara and I immigrated to Canada in 2016. At the beginning, everything was so hard – I was struggling, feeling homesick, missing friends and family, and it was difficult for me to adjust to this new environment. Finding a job was the most difficult thing for me. I didn’t know where to… Read more »
This entry was posted on Monday, April 9th, 2018 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Career Mentorship, Employment, Latest News, Mentees, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Speed Career Networking.
Staffing and Recruiting Consultant (Part 1) – The Talent Scout By Tonya Holowitski, RPR, RPT, CMP LinkedIn, published on March 26, 2018 No one grows up and graduates saying I want to work in the Staffing and Recruitment Industry. In fact, most people aren’t even familiar with this profession. In this series, we are going to uncover… Read more »
How Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) Have Impacted Job Search By Lise Stransky, CCDP Careers That Work For You What is an Applicant Tracking System? Quite simply, it is a software application that enables the electronic handling of recruitment needs. It is used by employers to manage job openings, and screen and rank resumes from job… Read more »