Smart Connections Series
RBC Meeting Place, CRIEC & ERIEC present a free webinar:
Thursday, May 20th, 2021 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm MST
Stress Management and Healthy Coping: The importance of staying well
Director Community Engagement with the Canadian Mental Association, Alberta
Karen’s portfolio includes Communications, Fund Development and Community Events. She has a Graduate degree in Social Work and has spent her career focused on children and families at risk, crisis intervention, mental health and wellbeing.
No Leader Is an Island - Leaving a Legacy of Mentorship
CEO and Lead Trainer, Knowler Consulting, Ontario
Brian is a veteran police officer, retired lawyer, speaker, and author involved in the justice system since 1994. He is a professional speaker, offering training on various aspects of mental health and leadership and has published two books about his experiences with trauma and leadership.
Laughter Yoga or How to Escape from Zoom Fatigue
Dr. Raman Gill
Mindset and Performance Mentor, Leap4Growth, Alberta
Dr. Gill is an award-winning Professor, a mindset and transformation mentor specializing in performance and growth. Her passion comes from being a survivor of brain trauma who crossed many hurdles in the journey of life. She is a promoter of mental health, a certified master's life coach, and a certified teacher.
Note: The link to join the webinar will be provided to all the registered participants a couple of days prior to the date
ERIEC provides Edmonton immigrants with multiple ways for them to network with the local business community. Networking can be as simple as a friendly conversation with someone new or a formal event where you meet people for advice about an industry and referrals to potential work.
ERIEC's networking events provide targeted opportunities for immigrants to connect to the Edmonton regional labour market. The events connect local businesses and organizations to global talent who can enhance the diversity and international experience of their teams.
Latest ERIEC webinars:
Exploring Career Opportunities at RBC Insurance - Oct 6, 2020
To watch the recording CLICK HERE!
Opportunities in the Non-for-Profit Sector: HR Panel Discussion - Sep 22, 2020
To watch the recording CLICK HERE!
APEGA and the Internationally Educated Engineers - Oct 22, 2020
To watch Enayat Aminzadah's APEGA presentation: CLICK HERE!
To watch Vahid Ayan's - A Mentor Story: CLICK HERE!
Quick-hit events designed to maximize the number connections by following a speed "dating" format. The events match immigrants and locally established professionals for speed mentoring sessions. These events allow participants to meet many people then connect more with people who share experience or could meet a need.
Once or twice a year, ERIEC offers Smart Connection events. The events educate participants about specialized sector-specific Canadian workplace opportunities. Participants connect them directly to employer representatives from the local labour market. Often internationally educated immigrants learn vital skills about how to repackage themselves to find and apply for a successful alternate career path while pursuing re-certification.
This conference is one of Edmonton’s premium events for internationally educated immigrants who are looking to connect with and be inspired by Edmonton business leaders. The conference is a cost-free, one-day event. It is open to internationally educated immigrants and to Edmonton businesses and community partners.
Applying for posted positions in your field is always a good idea. But having a well-rounded professional network can let you know about jobs that are not posted, or get your application out of the slush pile because someone knows you. Sometimes the best job leads come from unexpected places. Be aware that the people who know you also know what you are capable of, and this can help you get the job you want.
When you are new to a community, you do not have those informal networks. When you are looking for work, informal and formal networking can connect you to the tricks and tools of the Canadian job market. Understanding the differences will help you better prepare your resume and prepare you for interviews.
Networking with people who have an outside perspective about Canada and Alberta can help you understand the needs of international customers and the global market of your industry. Bringing this international experience into your network and potentially into your business can improve your global perspective.
All cultures have different habits and expectations, and this is true for networking. For example, Canadians are a very time-conscious culture and being even a little late is considered rude. We also like to ease into conversation with small talk about the weather or other general topics before getting into more specific conversation topics.