MentorConnect

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.

Become a Mentor

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Learn how mentoring helped a new Canadian land a prime job.

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.

Employer Partners

  • Applied Science Technologists & Technicians of British Columbia (ASTTBC)
  • BC Hydro
  • City of Surrey
  • City of Vancouver
  • Combustion Solutions Inc
  • David Suzuki Foundation
  • Deloitte
  • Design Work Group Ltd
  • District of Mission
  • Little Mountain Neighbourhood House Society
  • Stantec
  • Schneider Electric
  • TD Canada Trust
  • TELUS

“It was most definitely a very enriching and rewarding experience for me to mentor and help someone establish themselves in this country and in their new life. In fact, I met two mentees from Training Innovation, and they both are now happily and appropriately employed by Telus. I will surely continue to mentor.” TELUS Mentor (August 2014)

Learn about mentoring benefits for TELUS

Service Provider Partners

  • Abbotsford Community Services
  • Back in Motion Rehab Inc
  • DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society
  • EXATEC Vancouver
  • Foreign Trained Architects & Designers in Canada
  • ISSofBC
  • Jewish Family Service Agency
  • Little Mountain Neighbourhood House Society
  • MOSAIC
  • North Shore Multicultural Society
  • Options Community Services Society
  • Stenberg College
  • S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
  • Training Group at Douglas College

For more information or to join, contact us at mentorconnect@iecbc.ca or 604 629 5364.

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