As one of the first employees with Venor, Erika leads the engineering and operations division for Atlantic Canada. She has more than 15 years of recruitment experience working from mid level positions up to executive level in Engineering, Manufacturing and other industries within Atlantic Canada. Most recently, she has been working alongside municipalities in Atlantic Canada, hiring senior technical leadership positions along with other operational roles.
Upon graduating from Saint Mary’s University with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and a Certificate in Human Resource Management, Erika relocated to Calgary, Alberta. There she focused on hiring for industrial, engineering and other technical roles in the oil and gas and manufacturing sectors in Calgary and Northern Alberta. After a few months into the role, she realized how much she loved assisting candidates in making career choices and working with clients to find top talent for their organization.
Erika worked as a Consultant with one of the largest engineering recruitment firms in the country, specializing in engineering and technical roles in oil and gas, shipbuilding, architecture, construction, manufacturing and mining in Atlantic Canada. Erika then joined a large international firm, where she began working as a Recruitment Consultant. Erika has developed a strong appreciation of client requirements, and has an ability to relate to, and service all segments of the business community. She understands her clients’ unique needs, her focus is on placing the right talent with the right organization.
Erika is someone who is passionate about community and serves on the Alice House Board, an organization that provides safe second stage housing, counseling, and support services to women and children. She also chairs the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging chapter at Venor, and has played a key role in the execution of the organization’s DEIB strategy.
A large part of Erika’s plan of action is connecting with Atlantic Canadians who are eager to move back home for career opportunities and lifestyle changes. She has assisted more than two dozen relocations over the past few years, and is proud to contribute to the growth here in Nova Scotia and the maritimes.