THRIVE – Calgary in the Emerging Economy (LIVE-STREAMING)

A conference celebrating Calgary's resilient, innovative, and welcoming spirit, attracting change-makers to start, grow, and thrive.

THRIVE is CRIEC's annual conference to learn, connect and transform through invigorating conversations that explore solutions for internationally trained professionals and employers in Calgary's growing economy. ERIEC is excited to offer live streaming, inviting you to participate virtually in a conference celebrating resilience, innovation, and a welcoming spirit!

REGISTER HERE to attend virtually!



Gain insights about economic trends and forecasts and learn about key strategies for attracting, recruiting, and retaining Internationally Trained Professionals (ITPs).


This conference will connect Internationally Trained Professionals with the knowledge, inspiration, and people that will support their journey to entering their career of choice and gaining career success in Calgary. Network with ITPs, regulatory and accreditation bodies, job seekers, recruiters, employers, and other immigrant service agencies.


Through inspiring speakers, engaging discussions, and focused breakout sessions, participants will leave with key takeaways and insight into the opportunities in Calgary's evolving economy and the role internationally trained professionals can play.

Keynote Speaker

Geraldine Anderson, BA, M.A. in Journalism

Vice-President of Marketing & Communications, Strategy & Strategic Alliances

Calgary Economic Development

Key Themes

Mentorship – its value and role in creating better outcomes for newcomers and mentors.

Job Readiness – Advocating and bridging the gap between newcomers and employment in Canada.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging – the business case and best practices for creating inclusive workplaces.

Licensing and Accreditation – Understanding the requirements and overcoming the barriers to entry into specific professions.

The Future of Calgary's Economy – How are different industries preparing for the influx of ITPs.

Your virtual conference experience awaits! Click HERE to reserve your spot and be part of something special.