Feb 21

2018 Global Talent Conference: Sold Out!

We are very pleased to announce that all the tickets for the 2018 Edmonton Global Talent Conference are sold out!  For those of you who wanted to attend but could not get a ticket, don’t despair, we will do our best to accommodate as many of you as we can. These year’s Conference theme is Let’s… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 and is filed under Global Talent Conference, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking.


Jan 10

Lunch with the Pros – Winter Series

Be inspired to pursue your passion. The winter series of Lunch with the Pros will feature a prominent CPA (Chartered Professional Accountants Alberta) in your community who has leveraged his designation to pursue a successful career and serve his community. Find out how the designation can raise your professional profile, and enable you to progress faster… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, January 10th, 2018 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Latest News, Networking, Regulatory Bodies, Upcoming Events.


Dec 22

Happy Holidays from ERIEC!

  Thank you all for your valuable support to ERIEC mentorship and networking programs. Looking forward to another year of exciting collaboration! We send you and your families our warmest greetings for bright and happy holidays! ERIEC Team ERIEC: The Year in Photos See you all at the Global Talent Conference 2018! 

This entry was posted on Friday, December 22nd, 2017 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Global Talent Conference, Latest News, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Smart Connections, Special Projects, Speed Career Networking, The Wave.


Dec 19

Edmonton Global Talent Conference 2018: Registration Now Open!

Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council (ERIEC) presents: 2018 Edmonton Global Talent Conference Let’s Connect!  Involving others on your path to success Thursday, February 22nd 2018 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… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, December 19th, 2017 and is filed under Global Talent Conference, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Special Projects, Upcoming Events.


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.