Thank you to our Funders for being an integral part of our work, providing valuable financial, infrastructure and strategic support. Our long-term sustainability is ensured through a strong mix of funders including federal and provincial governments as well as corporate Calgary, granting foundations and community investors.

We provide our funders with exceptional value, either by meeting and exceeding established targets or designing and implementing innovative approaches to ensuring successful employment outcomes.

CRIEC began as a not-for-profit initiative of the United Way of Calgary and Area (early seed funding and infrastructure from the Shell Immigrant Employment Project and TD Bank Financial Group), with a helping hand from the Maytree Foundation in 2010. Within short order, CRIEC secured significant funding and support from Citizenship & Immigration Canada (CIC) and a project-specific investment from RBC and Alberta Enterprise & Advanced Education, enabling it to tackle significant issues as its founding members envisioned.

Over the years since, CRIEC has continued to receive strong funding support from Immigration and Citizenship Canada (IRCC; formerly CIC). Grants from the Alberta government provided infrastructure for CRIEC to develop and implement specific strategies for internationally trained lawyers and “careers for tomorrow”.

RBC has recently provided great funding support for CRIEC to develop and deliver an important strategy of workshops and networking called the RBC Newcomer Professionals Event Series.

CRIEC remains determined to help make a difference in the community – facilitating success for newcomer professionals, mentors, employers and funders!


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