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

Career Mentorship: 2019 in Photos

As the holiday season begins, we take time to reflect on the past year and recall all the wonderful individuals and organizations who have played an important part in our activities and successes. Here is the Career Mentorship Program Year in Photos: Thank you all for being part of ERIEC’s vision and we look forward… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, December 12th, 2019 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, The Wave.


Nov 29

Edmonton Global Talent Conference 2020- Registration Open!

The Global Talent Conference is known as one of Edmonton’s premium events for Internationally Educated Professionals (IEPs) who are looking to connect with and be inspired by leaders from the Edmonton business community. The Edmonton Global Talent Conference is a cost free, one-day event. This event is open to IEPs who are Permanent Residents or… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, November 29th, 2019 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Career Mentorship, Employment, Global Talent Conference, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Regulatory Bodies, The Wave, Upcoming Events.


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.


Nov 26

Recode Your Future

A free IT Training Program provided by ComIT in Edmonton! The ComIT is a registered charitable organization that will build a bridge for those in need to overcome employment barriers and companies in need for talented IT professionals. The first course in Edmonton begins January 13th, 2020 and runs Mon-Wed-Fri’s from 6:00-8:30 p.m. Explore ComIT… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, November 26th, 2019 and is filed under Employment, Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects, The Wave, Upcoming Events.


Nov 22

Supply Management Training

NorQuest College, in partnership with Supply Chain Canada, is excited to offer the Supply Management Training program to newcomers with a CLB level 5 or 6 during the Spring and Summer terms, 2020. The program will begin April 20, 2020. Students will spend four months in the classroom and two months in a facilitated, unpaid… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, November 22nd, 2019 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects, The Wave, Upcoming Events.


Oct 22

NorQuest College Open House

Explore all that NorQuest College has to offer! Discover more than 30 programs in health, business, community studies, English language training, academic upgrading, and university transfer. Discover more than 30 programs in health, business, community studies, English language training, academic upgrading, and university transfer. Saturday, October 26 | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Edmonton Downtown… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019 and is filed under Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, The Wave, Upcoming Events.


Sep 27

Smart Connections Sep 26 – A powerful message

Our second event for this year’s Smart Connections program series was themed Alternative Career Paths, hosted by the Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council (ERIEC ) and was held yesterday, September 26th, 2019 at the Matrix Hotel, Edmonton. A total of 135 internationally educated professionals attended the event! Our goal was to provide information about career… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, September 27th, 2019 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Latest News, Networking, Smart Connections, Special Projects.


Aug 27

Fair Registration Practices Act

Yesterday Aug 26th 2019, a group of representatives from immigrant service providing agencies participated in an immigration focused roundtable discussion on the Fair Registration Practices Act, organized by the Ministry of Labour and Immigration and hosted by NorQuest College. This Act is the first step in Government of Alberta’s Fairness for Newcomers Action Plan and… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, August 27th, 2019 and is filed under Employment, Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, Regulatory Bodies, Special Projects, 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.