Feb 08

Who will get the job?

Challenges faced by (skilled class) immigrants in Canadian job market By Fahad Mughal, ERIEC Mentor and Diversity Magazine Columnist This article has been initially posted by Diversity Magazine in January 2017   It took me 10 months to realize that the reason I was not getting any response for a professional job was that I was… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Other Interesting Topics.


Jan 26

Communication Do’s and Don’ts

Last December 2016 we had the pleasure to welcome a communication expert and friend of ERIEC: Diana Ionescu, P.Eng. as a guest speaker at one of the Career Mentorship Program sessions. Diana is a business optimization consultant, following a career in Engineering and Project Management that spanned over two decades and two continents. Her passion… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, January 26th, 2017 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Career Mentorship, Latest News, Mentees, Other Interesting Topics.


Dec 12

Nicole Nebril: A Mentee Story

Coming to Canada is both an opportunity and a sacrifice to me. It’s an opportunity because I thought I would have a bigger chance to wider my career path. While it is also a sacrifice because you have to leave everything behind from the country that you came from and that includes a livelihood and… Read more »

This entry was posted on Monday, December 12th, 2016 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Career Mentorship, Mentees, Mentors.


Nov 16

Mentee Story – Hannah Mpofu

My name is Hannah and I recently emigrated from the United States where I first moved to from my native Zimbabwe.  I arrived in Canada in July 2015 to join my husband who was living in Alberta. After a short period of rest, I decided I would begin job hunting. Being a newcomer to Canada,… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Employment, Mentees, Mentors.


Aug 26

Sponsorship versus Mentorship

By Tonya Syvitski, RPR, RPT, CMP A connector and catalyst for professional growth and success In the past decade there has been a spike in the number of internal corporate mentorship programs as well as non-profit and professional association mentorship programs.  Businessdictionary.com defines mentorship as an employee training system under which a senior or more… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, August 26th, 2016 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects.


Aug 02

Mangulal Halai: A Success Story!

My name is Mangulal Halai, I came to Edmonton in October 2014 from UK. Through a networking event, I got to know about ERIEC, and I decide to apply to the Career Mentorship Program in June 2015. I got accepted into the program in September, and I was lucky to matched with a mentor in… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Mentees.


Jul 06

A Mentee Story: the CMP works!

My name is Emmanuel and I migrated from England to Canada and found out about ERIEC through my internet research when I was researching for settlement resources for newcomers to Edmonton. I approached ERIEC and applied to their Career Mentorship Program (CMP). I was accepted and paired up with Dorothy an excellent mentor. She helped… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, July 6th, 2016 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Employment, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors.


Apr 27

From Immigrated to Integrated

by Amanda Zirk Amanda Zirk is a Public Relations student with a Marketing background. A few months ago, a local business professional suggested that she reach out to ERIEC to complete a university assignment. This turned out to be a great recommendation for both Amanda and ERIEC! She helped ERIEC with the media release for… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics.


Mar 18

Restored confidence – a mentee story

Rose M., Human Resources Professional My name is Rose, and I am originally from Zimbabwe. When I arrived in Canada, I was optimistic about finding a professional job because I had been employed in highly sought after companies and possessed what I thought was a broad based skill set. It was a shock when I… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, March 18th, 2016 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Mentees.


Feb 11

A Mentee Story – Claudio Carvajal

My name is Claudio. I have a bachelor’s degree in Tourism Management and extensive experience working in hotels and in government in Mexico. I moved from Mexico to Canada in May 2014, and I faced some challenges soon after I arrived – my lack of Canadian work experience, lack of understanding of Canadian culture at… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, February 11th, 2016 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Latest News, Mentees.