May 22

ERIEC webinar: How to Prepare for Success in Times of Uncertainty

We are pleased to announce that the Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council (ERIEC) will be hosting our last webinar for this quarter: How to Prepare for Success in Times of Uncertainty When: Thursday, June 18, 2020 10:00 AM -11:00 AM MT Keynote Speaker: Chris Izquierdo, CEO of DevFacto Technologies Chris Izquierdo is the founder of… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, May 22nd, 2020 and is filed under Latest News, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Smart Connections, Special Projects, The Wave, Upcoming Events.


May 19

ERIEC Webinar for Business Administration Professionals

We are pleased to announce that the Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council (ERIEC), in partnership with Northern Alberta Institute of Technology’s (NAIT) and Windmill Microlending will be hosting an online webinar: When: Thursday, June 11th 2020 at 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM (Mountain Time) Where/Format: Zoom Webinar (the link to join the webinar will be… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, May 19th, 2020 and is filed under Employment, Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects, The Wave, Upcoming Events.


May 15

ERIEC Webinar: Opportunities in the Health Care Field

We are pleased to announce that the Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council (ERIEC), in partnership with NorQuest College and Career Loans will be hosting an online webinar: When: Wednesday, June 10th 2020 at 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM (Mountain Time) Where/Format: Zoom Webinar (the link will be provided to all the registered participants a couple… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, May 15th, 2020 and is filed under Employment, Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects, The Wave, Upcoming Events.


Apr 30

A Loan Program that Helps Alberta Newcomers Gain Employment

One of the challenges skilled immigrants face in having their credentials recognized in Canada is the high cost of relicensing or training. Due to a lack of Canadian credit history and score, many newcomers are unable to obtain loans and, unless they draw from their savings, cannot afford these high costs. Thankfully, there are organizations… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, April 30th, 2020 and is filed under Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects, The Wave, Upcoming Events.


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 27

NAIT Programs for Immigrants – Update

Earn your Canadian Credential at NAIT The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) is one of Canada’s largest and leading polytechnic schools. Gain a Canadian credential and develop skills for your career in Canada through our relevant applied learning, small class sizes, current technology and co-op opportunities. NAIT offers over 100 programs in business, construction,… Read more »

This entry was posted on Monday, April 27th, 2020 and is filed under Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, The Wave, Upcoming Events.


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

Newcomers & Coping with Stress During COVID-19

An invite from Prepare for Canada Free webinar tomorrow Wednesday, April 8th, 11:00 am MST! In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Prepare for Canada is dedicated to helping you through this difficult time. In our live webinar, Newcomers & Coping with Stress During COVID-19, we’ll discuss: • Common sources of stress when arriving in a… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, April 7th, 2020 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects, 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.