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.


May 14

Bilingual Office Clerk Program 

Accès Emploi is recruiting program participants for the Bilingual Office Clerk Program. Its is a 24 weeks integrated learning program that provides the essential skills to kick start your career in administration. Upon successful completion, students acquire a college certificate from a recognized Canadian institution NBCC ( New Brunswick Community College ). It is free… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 and is filed under Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects, The Wave, Upcoming Events.


Mar 19

Vannia and Salman– an ERIEC Connector Story

The Connector Program is a networking initiative that connects professional immigrants to help them broaden their professional connections through “one-on-one” meetings with established business leaders/peers who work in the same field. Salman Ghafouri, Founder of Melanite Group Limited met with Vannia Gonzales over coffee at a café in South Edmonton on a cold February day. Salman… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, March 19th, 2019 and is filed under Latest News.


Mar 01

Global Talent Conference 2019: Diversify Your Professional Network!

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 »

This entry was posted on Friday, March 1st, 2019 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Career Mentorship, Global Talent Conference, Latest News, Networking, The Wave.


Feb 15

ETIP: Bridging Program for Engineers

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 »

This entry was posted on Friday, February 15th, 2019 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, The Wave, Upcoming Events.


Feb 07

Stephen and Ron  – An ERIEC Connector Story

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 »

This entry was posted on Thursday, February 7th, 2019 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Connector Program, Employment, Latest News, Networking, Other Interesting Topics.


Jan 28

Challenges for Immigrants

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 »

This entry was posted on Monday, January 28th, 2019 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, The Wave.