500 Mentors and Counting!

Our MentorConnect Program has reached the 500-mentor milestone. A huge Thank You to each of these professionals who have generously shared their knowledge, expertise, local insights, and connections – helping newcomers to our country prepare for success in the Canadian labour market.

MentorConnect provides one-on-one occupation-specific coaching for job-ready immigrants.  Program participants have learned about best practices in their industry first-hand, and got an in-depth understanding of the Canadian context of their profession.  They have expanded their professional networks and improved their employment prospects. An average of 70% of MentorConnect participants have found jobs within 3-6 months of the program completion.

For Mentors, the program has been an opportunity to hone their leadership skills and gain insights into perspectives from around the world.  “It’s so satisfying to know that you are bringing a positive change to the community and making a difference in the lives of new Canadians,”  says one of IEC-BC mentors.

MentorConnect has been a win, win, win – for mentors, mentees and BC!

We are offering #500ThankYous and we look forward to celebrating the next milestone with #500More.