Dec 17

New Hiring Tools For Employers

The Government of Canada is about to launch Express Entry in January 2015. It is a great new tool that can help you with your hiring initiatives and will offer you an additional option as you build your workforce. Use Express Entry to hire a skilled foreign worker If you are unable to fill a… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, December 17th, 2014 and is filed under Employment, Latest News.


May 22

Workforce Diversity – A Profile of Candy Khan, Diversity and Inclusion Consultant

What is workforce diversity? It is about acknowledging differences and adapting to work practices to create an inclusive environment in which diverse skills, perspectives and backgrounds are valued. It is about understanding the individual differences in the people we work with that arise from a broad range of backgrounds and lifestyles, and recognizing the value… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects.


May 08

What is CIIP and How Does It Make a Difference For Internationally Trained Professionals Coming to Canada?

“If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else” – Yogi Berra Community workers and settlement or employment counselors assisting newcomers with their integration journey to Canada has more than likely heard about the Canadian Immigrant Integration Program (CIIP) .  CIIP is funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) and provides… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, May 8th, 2013 and is filed under Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects.


Apr 24

ERIEC presents: A Profile of Violet Poon – Director of Program Development, Immigrant Access Fund Society of Alberta (IAF)

Violet Poon’s work has been supporting the integration of immigrants for almost 7 years through her work at the Bredin Institute, NorQuest College, and now with the Immigrant Access Fund or IAF. The mandate of IAF is to provide loans up to $10 000 to support immigrants by paying for courses or exams so they… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, April 24th, 2013 and is filed under Other Interesting Topics.


Feb 27

With Sincere Gratitude and Appreciation

With only one day left before ERIEC’s 3rd annual premium event, the 2013 Edmonton Global Talent Conference for Finance, IT and Engineering professionals, the air is electric here at the office.  For the first time in ERIEC’s short history, the event is SOLD OUT with record breaking registration of 185 people.  Interest in this is… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 and is filed under Global Talent Conference, Other Interesting Topics.


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.