The MentorConnect program brings together skilled immigrants and established professionals in occupation-specific mentoring relationships. Skilled immigrants entering the program have the education, experience and language skills to succeed in the Canadian labour market. However, they may not understand the Canadian context of their profession, workplace culture, or know how to translate their skill sets. Often what they need are the local insights and access to professional networks that a one-on-one connection with a local mentor can offer. The program provides for 12 hours of mentoring over a two-month period, and meetings take place in person, online and by telephone. Within the scope of the program, mentors also introduce mentees to two or more professionals within their networks for information interviews.

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Employer Partners:

Applied Science Technologists & Technicians of BC

BC Hydro

Business Development Bank of Canada

Cicada Community Consulting

City of Vancouver

City of Surrey


Little Mountain Neighbourhood House

Royal Bank of Canada

TD Canada Trust



Tom Harris

Service Provider Partners:


Back in Motion

Hecate Strait Employment Development Society

Immigrant and Multicultural Services Society of Prince George



North Shore Multicultural Society


Training Innovations

Training Group at Douglas College