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.


Sep 09

Introducing experts: Smart Connections September 30, 2016  

Today we would like to introduce the organizations who have confirmed participation in our upcoming Smart Connections event on September 30, 2016 and who will be hosting a round table discussion. Attendees will have the chance to meet with their representatives and discuss the following topics: TOPIC ORGANIZATION  Regulations, Licensing and Permits Business Link Financial Opportunities and… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, September 9th, 2016 and is filed under Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, Smart Connections, Special Projects, Upcoming Events.


Sep 01

Is it time to Start Your Own Business?

Government of Alberta Labour – Workforce Initiatives Are you considering your career options? Is it time to start your own business? Check out the Self-Employment Training at Microbusiness Training Centre. It’s a training program designed to help Albertans get into business quickly. If you qualify, you could be eligible for FREE Government funding or Learner Income Support while you are taking… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, September 1st, 2016 and is filed under Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, Smart Connections, Special Projects, Upcoming Events.


Aug 04

Smart Connections: Entrepreneurship in Canada

Smart Connections for Internationally Educated Professionals This is a fantastic learning and networking event hosted by ERIEC at no charge and is open to professional immigrants interested in entrepreneurship! Smart Connections aims to help Internationally Educated Professionals in creating sustainable career paths, whether within or outside their field of expertise. If you are considering starting your own business in Canada, this 3 hour… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, August 4th, 2016 and is filed under Latest News, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Smart Connections, Special Projects, Upcoming Events.


Jun 29

2016 Smart Connections – “Branding Yourself” Series

The first event of this year’s Smart Connections and Branding Yourself series was hosted by ERIEC last June 23rd at the Matrix Hotel in Edmonton.  With its mandate to connect international professionals to business, ERIEC has designed this workshop series to help educate internationally trained professionals to align themselves to meaningful employment opportunities in Canada…. Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Smart Connections, Special Projects.


Jun 20

What Recruiters Want

By Lori Jazvac Posted in Career Professionals of Canada on June 15, 2016   Recruitment is not a simple task, but a challenging one. Employers seek employees with appropriate skills sets and industry experience, along with values that harmoniously align with the company’s organizational culture. Search Party found that 54% of employers are unhappy with the candidates selected… Read more »

This entry was posted on Monday, June 20th, 2016 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Smart Connections, Special Projects, Upcoming Events.


Jun 16

Smart Connections: Registration closed!

Thank you for registering for the upcoming ERIEC’s Smart Connections event. Date:             Thursday, June 23rd  2016 Time:             9:00am – 12:00 pm (Registration starts at 8am) Where:          Matrix Hotel, 10640 100 Avenue, Edmonton Alberta   This event is now full.     Thank you for your interest in ERIEC programs. Please join… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, June 16th, 2016 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Smart Connections, Special Projects, Upcoming Events.