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.
- BC Hydro
- City of Vancouver
- David Suzuki Foundation
- Design Work Group Ltd
- District of Mission
- Schneider Electric
- Royal Bank of Canada (RBC)
- Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC)
“We covered networking tips, nuisances of Canadian workplace culture during our partnership. I hope I made my mentee’s life in Canada a little easier. If I did, then I enjoyed the program a lot! I look forward to rejoining the program in the future” TELUS Mentor (Mentor 2019)
Service Provider Partners
- Back in Motion Rehab Inc
- DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society
- EXATEC Vancouver
- Little Mountain Neighbourhood House Society
- North Shore Multicultural Society
- Options Community Services Society
- Training Group at Douglas College
- South Vancouver Neighbourhood House (SVNH)
- Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS)
For more information or to join, contact us here or call 604 629 5364.