I’m already in Calgary

Welcome to CRIEC! If you are a newcomer professional living in Calgary and are looking for employment, CRIEC is here to help!

We have supported newcomer professionals for 10 years in career path planning strategies to prepare you for the Calgary workforce. View all of our strategies here.

We will assist you in areas that include:

  • Reviewing your communication skills, education, experience and job readiness
  • Analyzing and discussing your career path plan, goals and aspirations, and helping you identify strengths and gaps
  • Assessing appropriate initial strategies based on the above review and analysis

A key strategy is the Mentoring Program.

To be eligible and for consideration in the CRIEC Mentoring Program, you must meet the following criteria.

  • You have/are: (1) Permanent Resident status; (2) a convention refugee; or (3) a protected person selected by Canada for resettlement in Canada by IRCC.
  • You have settled in Calgary and are available to prioritize a Mentoring Partnership. Ideally, you should have already accessed newcomer settlement services and career support.
  • You have post-secondary education, obtained outside of Canada.
  • Before coming to Canada, you have a minimum of 1 year of professional employment experience in your area of expertise.
  • You have:
    1. No Canadian work experience within your profession and/or sector OR
    2. Limited Canadian work experience within your profession and/or sector.
  • You are:
    1. Unemployed OR
    2. Underemployed, meaning you do not have enough paid employment, or you are not doing work that makes full use of your skills and abilities.
  • You possess the English skills necessary to perform in the workplace. You should have at least a CLB Level 7 or IELTS Level 6.
  • You have time to commit to and prioritize a Mentoring Partnership. You should able to commit 1 – 1.5 hours per week over a 8-16 week period to attend meetings with your mentor. Please be advised that mentors usually prefer to meet with their assigned mentees on business days (Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm) 

For those of you who meet the requirements, please:

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