Two new employers to launch mentoring programs with IEC-BC

By IEC-BC  |  March 30, 2012

Following the success of a mentoring pilot program with the City of Vancouver, IEC-BC has partnered with Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) and Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) to deliver mentoring programs within their respective organizations.

12 mentors from CRA and 9 from RBC have each committed to four-month programs, where they will dedicate 24 hours, over the program duration, to help skilled immigrants with their job-search. Mentors hold key positions within their respective organizations, including management positions in finance, HR and information technology.

IEC-BC's mentoring program uses the power of connections to bring together immigrant talent and established BC professionals for occupation-specific 1-on-1 mentoring. Immigrants struggle in the labour market and mentoring is an effective tool that provides employers with professional development opportunities while giving skilled immigrants insight into the Canadian context of their professions and access to professional networks.

RBC and CRA will launch their programs on April 13 and 24, respectively, where mentors and mentees will meet for the first time at an orientation session coordinated by IEC-BC and supported by local immigrant serving agencies.