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Committing to community on an international scale

Working with newcomers to Canada to foster diversity and inclusion in our community

Stantec engineers hosted skilled immigrants from the Edmonton Region Employment Council (ERIEC) during a career networking event—the latest in a series of collaborations between the council and Stantec.

On May 26, nearly 20 internationally educated professionals were paired with engineers from Stantec, the City of Edmonton, Enbridge, and Robert Half to help foster career development opportunities. The event followed a speed dating format whereby ERIEC members had a few minutes to mingle and network with different engineering professionals over the course of the afternoon.

The event was designed to maximize networking and informational opportunities for people that have immigrated to Canada and provide opportunities for locally established professionals to use their expertise to support Edmonton’s global talent.

“It’s great to see how engaged our employees are about coaching and mentoring internationally trained professionals,” Ricardo Carlos, Human Resources Manager for Canada Prairies and Territories at Stantec, said. “This is not only good for Stantec, but the community at large.”

Stantec has enjoyed a successful community partnership with ERIEC over the past five years. Several of our employees have volunteered their time with the organization, mentoring recent immigrants and helping them navigate their career development in the Edmonton area. At the annual ERIEC awards held last fall, Stantec received recognition for its mentorship efforts and for our diversity and inclusion practices.

ERIEC’s goal of aiding immigrants in enhancing their career development fits well with our diversity and inclusion goals—we are honored to work with them to maximize opportunities for newcomers to Canada.

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