Career Mentorship Symposium Announced

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The Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council (ERIEC) will be hosting its inaugural Career Mentorship Symposium on Monday, January 31st, 2011; at the Crowne Plaza – Chateau Lacombe.  With a primary focus on the banking sector, the objective of the symposium will be to provide  a dynamic venue where newcomer members of Edmonton’s global talent pool gain valuable professional development advice that they can apply to effectively navigate the labor market.   In keeping with the overall objective, the symposium aims to

  • enhance the career development competencies of skilled newcomer professionals with a background in banking and;
  • broaden their understanding of how they can best apply their existing skills to the Canadian context.

  Potential participants are required to have completed a job search workshop and be referred to register for the symposium by a career coach or employment counselor.  Due to the nature of the funding for the event, only landed immigrants, permanent residents and those in the live-in caregiver stream are able to participate.  Other eligibility requirements include:

  • Resident of Edmonton
  • A minimum of 2 years experience in the banking sector outside of Canada
  • Been in Canada for three years or less
  • English language proficiency at a CLB level of 7 or higher
  • A desire to pursue a career in banking within Canada
  • Not currently employed within the banking sector in Canada
  • Ability to keep up with the fast pace of the event

The event will run from 8:30am to 4:00pm.   Registration is now open.  Potential participants can register directly at the ERIEC website:  (News and Events section) or at . Please note that there are limited seats available.  

This is a no cost event.  Registration deadline:  January 27, 2011

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