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 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.


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.


Nov 29

Edmonton Global Talent Conference 2020- Registration Open!

The Global Talent Conference is known as one of Edmonton’s premium events for Internationally Educated Professionals (IEPs) who are looking to connect with and be inspired by leaders from the Edmonton business community. The Edmonton Global Talent Conference is a cost free, one-day event. This event is open to IEPs who are Permanent Residents or… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, November 29th, 2019 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Career Mentorship, Employment, Global Talent Conference, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Regulatory Bodies, The Wave, Upcoming Events.


Nov 26

CRIEC and ERIEC Mentorship and Networking Program Exchange – Red Deer, Alberta

On November 25th, 2019 Calgary Region Immigrant Employment Council (CRIEC) staff and Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council (ERIEC) staff all met together to discuss each city’s program approaches, outcomes and to explore new ideas and efficiencies. A big thank you to Immigrant Centre in Red Deer and to their Executive Director Frank Bauer for hosting… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, November 26th, 2019 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Connector Program, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects, The Wave.


Aug 20

Minister’s Visit to the ERIEC Office

The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) visited the ERIEC earlier today, August 20, 2019. The Minister acknowledged ERIEC’s efforts in ensuring that internationally trained professionals are welcomed and supported through the mentorship and networking programs that we provide in the Edmonton region. He agreed that by increasing access to… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, August 20th, 2019 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects, The Wave.