Mar 06

2013 Edmonton Global Talent Conference – A Huge Success!!!

Last Thursday, February 28th, ERIEC’s 3rd Annual Conference, the 2013 Edmonton Global Talent Conference, at the Fantasyland Hotel Conference Centre was an AMAZING day! The capacity crowd of 120 immigrant professionals and 65 business leaders, professional association representatives and people from various levels of government spent the day together, learning from and networking with each… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 and is filed under Global Talent Conference, Other Interesting Topics.


Feb 27

With Sincere Gratitude and Appreciation

With only one day left before ERIEC’s 3rd annual premium event, the 2013 Edmonton Global Talent Conference for Finance, IT and Engineering professionals, the air is electric here at the office.  For the first time in ERIEC’s short history, the event is SOLD OUT with record breaking registration of 185 people.  Interest in this is… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 and is filed under Global Talent Conference, Other Interesting Topics.


Feb 13

Don’t Miss The Best Event of Its Kind in Edmonton in 2013!

Record-breaking attendance by local and internationally trained professionals from Finance, IT and Engineering, an outstanding program including sector-specific discussion panels and professional development seminars, and a great venue aren’t the only things that will make the 2013 Edmonton Global Talent Conference the best event of its kind in Edmonton this year!  The keynote speakers are… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, February 13th, 2013 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Global Talent Conference, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects.


Feb 06

It’s been an excellent wave…

Well, I’m writing this on my last day of work at ERIEC. The last few days have been full of well-wishes coming my way from mentors, mentees, board members, colleagues and others. I’m going out on a wave of positive vibes! I’ve been at ERIEC for 2 years plus a day, and it’s been an… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, February 6th, 2013 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Other Interesting Topics.


Jan 23

January is Mentoring Month!

January is national Mentoring Month in Canada. What better way to celebrate than to start our 9th cohort of mentors and mentees in ERIEC’s Career Mentorship Program! It’s our largest cohort ever with 27 mentees matched! We have previously written about the program here and here. The mentees are from all over the world: Bangladesh,… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013 and is filed under Career Mentorship.


Dec 05

“I wish we could hire them all!”

The room was buzzing with sector-specific, focused conversation and the energy and enthusiasm was electric at the Matrix Hotel in downtown Edmonton last Thursday afternoon! Yes, it was a record-setting day for ERIEC last week as we hosted the largest Speed Career Networking event in ERIEC’s history.  It was a “by invitation only” event with… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 and is filed under Speed Career Networking.


Oct 31

Why I came to Canada – A Mentee’s Story

Nimaya Lodu is a mentee in ERIEC’s Career Mentorship Program. I asked him if he was willing to share with our readers why he chose to come to Canada. This is what he wrote: I came to Canada as a convention Refugee after staying in Uganda for over 20 years. This was due to the… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, October 31st, 2012 and is filed under Career Mentorship.


Oct 24

Mentees and Mentors are the Heart of our program!

Previously, we learned about Karen Madi, a mentor from TELUS. This week, we learn more about her mentee, Nimaya Lodu from Sudan. What’s your name and occupation? My name is Nimaya Lodu and my occupation is Human Resources Administration Why did you choose to get involved in the Career Mentorship Program? How do you hope… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, October 24th, 2012 and is filed under Career Mentorship.


Oct 17

You Got Chocolate on my Peanut Butter!

I was at the grocery store recently looking at the candy bar display when the bright orange packaging of the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup caught my eye.  I was immediately jettisoned back to the old television commercial for this chocolate bar where two strangers collide.  One is eating chocolate and the other eating peanut butter… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, October 17th, 2012 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Speed Career Networking.


Oct 03

Mentors and Mentees are the Heart of ERIEC

Mentors and mentees are the heart of ERIEC and of our Career Mentorship Program. Last week our Fall cohort began the program.  I asked a new mentor from TELUS some questions about her participation in our program. Karen, an HR Recruitment Consultant, was matched with Nimaya, an HR professional from Sudan. You can see them… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012 and is filed under Career Mentorship.