Jan 28

Grishma Mehta – a success story!

My name is Grishma Mehta. I enrolled in the Career Mentorship Program in December 2014 and later on January 21, 2015 I received an email from Tetyana Khramova, CMP Director to invite me to attend a Mentorship Orientation Session.  I had read the email over and over again as I couldn’t believe that I was matched… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, January 28th, 2016 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors.


Nov 18

Martha Chinedu-Okoro: A Mentee Success Story 

My name is Martha Chinedu-Okoro. I am originally from Nigeria. I came to Canada in 2013. I heard about ERIEC from my spouse who participated in a SMART Connection event via Bredin. He decided to attend an information session for the mentorship program and I came with him to keep him company. Eunice Dong delivered… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors.


Sep 11

Mentee Story – Syed Ajaz

My name is Syed Ajaz, and I am from Pakistan.  In 2013, I came to Canada to pursue better prospects for myself.  I knew beforehand that it would not be easy to find a job especially with my educational background and work experience in the area of healthcare services.  With this in mind, I started… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, September 11th, 2015 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Career Mentorship, Mentees, Mentors, Networking.


Aug 06

Mentorship Is a Business Issue. Here’s Why.

By Mark Weinberger, Global Chairman & CEO, EY In my life, I’ve been lucky to have had amazing mentors at almost every stage – people whose examples still guide me today. My first mentor was my father, who gave me a moral compass that has been valuable throughout my career. His simple words “never forget… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, August 6th, 2015 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors.


Jul 23

Mentee Story – Liliana Renteria

My Name is Liliana Renteria and I am originally from Colombia. At first I came to Canada to improve my English and my professional knowledge. However, after being here I realized that Canada, and especially Alberta, was offering excellent opportunities to professional immigrants to start their journey recognizing their training and skills. I saw an… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Career Mentorship, Mentees, Mentors, Networking.


Jan 07

Edmonton Global Talent Conference 2015

Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council (ERIEC) presents: 2015 Edmonton Global Talent Conference Tuesday, March 3, 2015 8:00am – 3:00pm Fantasyland Hotel & Conference Centre, West Edmonton Mall This event is open to Internationally Educated Professionals in Engineering, Information Technology, Finance, Business Administration and Human Resources sectors, as well as to Edmonton businesses and community partners. Please… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, January 7th, 2015 and is filed under Global Talent Conference, Latest News, Networking.


Nov 26

2014 ERIEC Awards & Recognition Event – A Great Success!

By Doug Piquette, Executive Director, ERIEC Last Wednesday, November 19th, members of the Edmonton business community and internationally educated professionals were gathered together in the Art Gallery of Alberta to celebrate ERIEC’s five years of mentor/ mentee successes and employer partnerships. This was the inaugural Awards & Recognition Event of this caliber for ERIEC which drew… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, November 26th, 2014 and is filed under Awards, Career Mentorship, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics.


Aug 27

Manju Mathew – A Mentee Story

Manju Mathew participated in the ERIEC’s Career Mentorship Program in September 2013.  We asked her if she was willing to share with our readers about her experience with our program. Here is her story: Like most of the immigrants, I came to Canada with many dreams.  However, during the first couple of months in Canada,… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, August 27th, 2014 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Employment, Mentees, Mentors.


Apr 09

Nozima: A Mentee Success Story

By Tetyana Khramova, Career Mentorship Program Director   The ERIEC team is always pleased to share with our blog viewer the success stories of our ‘internationally trained professionals’. Let me introduce to you Nozima Nurmukhamedova, a former mentee of the ERIEC Career Mentorship Program and one of our guest speakers at the Annual Global Talent… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 and is filed under Mentees.


Mar 27

Applying to become a Mentee – Is a mentoring relationship worth it?

It’s wonderful to know that many skilled immigrant professionals have benefited from our different programs.  When we receive an online application from a skilled immigrant who has decided to become a mentee in our CareerMentorshipProgram, we really do get EXCITED!  Why such a fuss? Well, first of all, we are thrilled that someone has chosen… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, March 27th, 2013 and is filed under Career Mentorship.