Oct 11

I love my company!

“I love my company!” Group pride, inclusion and employee engagement By Marie Gervais, PhD., CEO Shift Management Inc ERIEC Supporter and Guest Blogger SUMMARY: An opportunity to make a difference for someone in your company can not only improve their life opportunities, but also increase your workforce’s sense of pride and engagement. This is a… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, October 11th, 2018 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects, The Wave.


May 13

Start Your New Job with These

John Sony Robbins, MBA Program Officer at Bioalberta Getting hired is the first chapter in your new novel. How you take it from there decides what genre the novel will be. You definitely don’t want it to be a thriller -when you don’t know how long you will last- or an action flick-where you feel… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 and is filed under Employment, Other Interesting Topics.


Dec 04

Recruit Foreign Talent & Build a Culture of Inclusion – An HRIA Workshop

By Elena Chernaeva  Last Thursday, November 28th I had the honour and pleasure to attend one of the Human Resources Institute of Alberta (HRIA) workshops titled Recruit Foreign Talent & Build a Culture of Inclusion. As a Project Coordinator for Speed Career Networking, Smart Connections and other projects dealing with Internationally Trained Professionals (ITP), I was… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Other Interesting Topics.


Apr 02

Strengthening Teamwork and Building More Effective Service Delivery – The City of Edmonton

The  City of Edmonton is running a Canadian Workplace Culture pilot project for their staff who are Internationally Educated Professionals (IEP) and newcomer graduates from Canadian Universities.  Participants are individuals whose first language may not be English; in fact many of them speak three or more languages and English is the most recent language they… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Other Interesting Topics.


Feb 20

We Can All Learn Something New Everyday!

Where will you be on Thursday, February 28th, 2013?  I know where I’m going to be!  I will be joining with over 100 immigrant professionals and 40+ local professionals from the finance, IT and engineering sectors in the Edmonton area to learn something (maybe more than one thing) new!  Why, you ask?  Well, the 14,000+… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, February 20th, 2013 and is filed under Global Talent Conference.


Jan 09

Tips for Onboarding Skilled Immigrants

This article by Jill Chesley, Project Coordinator, ERIEC, was first published in the Commerce News; The Voice of Business in Edmonton, in December of 2012, Vol. 34 No.11.  By popular demand we are posting it here as well! It is projected that by 2025, immigrants will constitute 100% of the growth in the Canadian labour market. Combine… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, January 9th, 2013 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Other Interesting Topics.