Sep 05

Edmonton Examiner: Immigration council focuses on conversation-making

By Mitch Goldenberg, Postmedia Edmonton, published in Edmonton Examiner on August 29, 2017 When it comes to finding people jobs, the Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council (ERIEC) continues to rely on a method that may lack the ease and flair of technology, but serves as the tried, tested and true approach to finding work. “Networking is one… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Career Mentorship, Employment, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Smart Connections, Special Projects, Upcoming Events.


Aug 29

Terrified of Networking?

By Martha Vega-Smith, P.Eng. Guest Blogger Not long ago I was employed, and once in a while I would meet someone looking to re-enter the workforce. When they got in touch immediately after we met, or followed up on a job posting, they stuck in my mind. I was more likely to consider or recommend them… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, August 29th, 2017 and is filed under Employment, Networking, Smart Connections.


Jul 20

Smart Connections in September: Register Today!

The online registration for the upcoming Smart Connections event hosted by ERIEC in collaboration with NAIT is now open!   Date:         Thursday, September 28th, 2017 Time:        5:00 pm – 7:00 pm (Registration starts at 4:30 pm) Where:     NAIT Main Campus, North Lobby, Room Number O1X3      … Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, July 20th, 2017 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Global Talent Conference, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Smart Connections, Special Projects, Upcoming Events.


Jun 23

Smart Connections – aftermath  

The first event of this year’s Smart Connections program themed Leveraging You Presentation Skills was hosted by Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council ( ERIEC ) on June 15th, 2017 at the Matrix Hotel, Edmonton. The keynote presentation was made by Gord Sheppard on how to create awesome meetings and how to be effective in marketing yourself at a… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, June 23rd, 2017 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Latest News, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Smart Connections, Special Projects.


Jun 14

It’s not too late to JOIN US tomorrow!

You may have not had the chance to register for the Smart Connections event hosted by ERIEC tomorrow June 15th, 2017. Not to worry!  There is still limited seating available so please come and join us! Date:             Thursday, June 15th 2017 Time:             9:00am – 12:00 pm (Registration starts at 8am) Where:        … Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Career Mentorship, Employment, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Smart Connections, Special Projects, Upcoming Events.


Jun 09

Smart Connections: Deadline for Registration Extended!

We are pleased to announce that the registration deadline for the upcoming event Smart Connections has been extended. This is a fantastic learning and networking event hosted by ERIEC at no charge and is open to internationally educated professionals with any background (Permanent Residents and Canadian Citizens). You will benefit from attending this event as you will have the opportunity: To practice your… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, June 9th, 2017 and is filed under Employment, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Smart Connections, Special Projects, Upcoming Events.


Apr 27

Smart Connections: June 15th

On June 15th 2017 the Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council (ERIEC) will be hosting a Smart Connections event. Smart Connections aims to help Internationally Educated Professionals in creating sustainable career paths, whether within or outside their field of expertise. It is about information sharing and time-efficient networking between local professionals and Internationally Educated Professionals. Theme: Leveraging You Presentation Skills Who is invited: Internationally… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, April 27th, 2017 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Smart Connections, Special Projects, The Wave, Upcoming Events.


Dec 21

ERIEC: 2016 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. For many of our clients, the holiday season can be difficult and a very emotional time, many missing their family or friends from… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, December 21st, 2016 and is filed under Awards, Career Mentorship, Global Talent Conference, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Smart Connections, Special Projects.


Oct 20

ERIEC in the News

An interview of ERIEC Executive Director Doug Piquette at The Ryan Jespersen Show on October 14 at 9:00 am Effectively connecting Syrian refugees with the right employers: http://www.630ched.com/the-ryan-jespersen-show/   Two articles by Diversity Magazine: ERIEC’s Second Awards & Recognition Event: http://www.diversitymag.ca/eriecs-second-awards-recognition-event/ and Smart Connections helps Internationally Educated Professionals: http://www.diversitymag.ca/smart-connections-helps-internationally-educated-professionals/   The proud ERIEC Team

This entry was posted on Thursday, October 20th, 2016 and is filed under Awards, Latest News, Networking, Smart Connections, Special Projects.


Sep 22

It’s not too late to REGISTER!

You may not have considered running own business as a career. However, the Smart Connections event hosted by ERIEC on September 30th will give you the opportunity to explore this avenue. You will have the chance to meet with representatives of Businesslink, Futurpreneur and Alberta Women Entrepreneurs, and with successful owners and experts in Management, Engineering and… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 and is filed under Latest News, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Smart Connections, Special Projects, Upcoming Events.