• St. Paddy’s Celebration: 5 years of SmartConnections

    Posted on March 17, 2017

    On a windy St. Patrick’s Day in 2012, CRIEC held its very first SmartConnections for internationally trained professionals. More than...

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  • Hockey 101: Community-Building with the Hitmen

    Posted on March 14, 2017

    Hockey is played on sharp blades with wooden sticks and rubber pucks. Once the game was played exclusively outdoors –...

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  • Celebrating the Power of Women: #IWD2017

    Posted on March 8, 2017

    On International Women’s Day, we asked CRIEC’s Jaya Dharan, who oversees Mentoring Support, what International Women’s Day means to her. Her response? “Women are a...

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  • Calgary couple on mentorship: ‘It feels good to give back’

    Posted on January 31, 2017

    After immigrating to Canada from the Middle East and building successful careers in Calgary, Nadia Namini and Ali Roshannejad give...

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  • Positive Focus

    Posted on October 3, 2016

    The economic situation in the Philippines was not great. Allan and his wife left to build a new life where they were exposed to more opportunity, but when they arrived in Canada they quickly realized they had a lot to learn.

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  • Resiliency helps smooth out the bumpy roads

    Posted on June 1, 2016

    The path was not always clear for Syed Siddique, but a positive attitude and resiliency lead him to a great place ...

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