Apr 27

Hari Gopalakrishnan – A Mentee Story

The Career Mentorship Program (CMP) matches newcomer immigrant professionals (mentees) in the Edmonton region with established professionals and local business leaders / employers (mentors) who share a similar occupational background and creates networks through real-life connections and experience. Hari Gopalakrishnan has over 15 years of experience outside of Canada as a business development leader in… Read more »

This entry was posted on Monday, April 27th, 2020 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Career Mentorship, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, The Wave.


Apr 27

Social Distancing Doesn’t Have to Disrupt Mentorship

by David G. Smith and W. Brad Johnson The current pandemic has many more people teleworking and adapting business to the virtual environment. While continuing to lead direct reports and collaborate with customers remain business imperatives in the new “workplace,” don’t forget your mentees. Great mentors show up and engage with mentees in crises and… Read more »

This entry was posted on Monday, April 27th, 2020 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Other Interesting Topics, The Wave.


Apr 17

Smart Connections webinar May 21

ERIEC is pleased to invite you to our upcoming Smart Connections webinar: Thursday, May 21, 2020 10:00 AM -11:00 AM Adapting Across Cultural Styles Tools Our workplaces are increasingly diverse because of international migration. Professionals who understand cultural adaptation and the range of cultural styles in our workplaces can be instrumental to organizational success. Join… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, April 17th, 2020 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Other Interesting Topics, Smart Connections, The Wave, Upcoming Events.


Apr 07

Rinosh Mathew – A Mentee Story

The Career Mentorship Program (CMP) matches newcomer immigrant professionals (mentees) in the Edmonton region with established professionals and local business leaders / employers (mentors) who share a similar occupational background and creates networks through real-life connections and experience. Rinosh Mathew is an internationally trained Planning Engineer and Project Manager who has over 8 years of… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, April 7th, 2020 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Mentees, Mentors.


Apr 07

Latest Interview with ERIEC’s ED

Wayfinders Business Cooperative (IMPACT) interview with Doug Piquette, Executive Director at ERIEC (Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council). ERIEC staff and mentors help recent immigrants prepare and enter the Edmonton area workforce to make full use of their credentials, talents and abilities. Enjoy the conversation:

This entry was posted on Tuesday, April 7th, 2020 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Career Mentorship, Employment, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Other Interesting Topics, The Wave.


Mar 16

COVID-19 and ERIEC’s Business Continuity Approach

Dear mentors, mentees and community supporters, We wanted to provide an update on the actions that are being taken to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and support the health and well-being of our stakeholders. Our thoughts go out to all who have been affected by the outbreak of the virus. Like many… Read more »

This entry was posted on Monday, March 16th, 2020 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Connector Program, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Special Projects, The Wave, Upcoming Events.


Mar 04

Joel Pushparaj – A Connectee / Mentee Story

The Career Mentorship Program (CMP) and the Connector Program matches newcomer immigrant professionals (mentees / connectees) in the Edmonton region with established professionals and local business leaders / employers (mentors / connectors) who share a similar occupational background and creates networks through real-life connections and experience. Joel Pushparaj is an internationally trained Project Manager who… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, March 4th, 2020 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Connector Program, Employment, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics.


Feb 27

Global Talent Conference 2020: Succeeding Professionally in Canada

The 10th Edmonton Global Talent Conference drew an impressive gathering of 257 of the best and the brightest, internationally educated professionals at the Fantasyland Hotel & Conference Centre on Monday, February 24th, 2020. ERIEC’s Executive Director and conference host, Doug Piquette, welcomed the gathering and introduced the Honorable Jason Copping, Minister of Labour and Immigration… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, February 27th, 2020 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Global Talent Conference, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, The Wave.


Dec 23

Happy Holidays from ERIEC!

Thank you all for your valuable support to ERIEC mentorship and networking programs! We send you and your families our warmest greetings for bright and happy holidays! Looking forward to another year of exciting collaboration! ERIEC Team

This entry was posted on Monday, December 23rd, 2019 and is filed under Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Upcoming Events.


Dec 12

Career Mentorship: 2019 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. Here is the Career Mentorship Program Year in Photos: Thank you all for being part of ERIEC’s vision and we look forward… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, December 12th, 2019 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, The Wave.