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

Become a Mentee

Program Background and Criteria

MentorConnect gets results! Read our Mentoring Success Story here.

The program provides up to 12 hours of mentoring over a two-month period. Please refer to our program backgrounder above for more information

Employer Partners

  • BC Hydro
  • City of Delta
  • City of Vancouver
  • Clio
  • Coast Capital Savings
  • David Suzuki Foundation
  • Deloitte
  • FortisBC
  • Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC)
  • KPMG
  • Mastercard
  • Microsoft
  • Rogers Communications
  • Royal Bank of Canada (RBC)
  • Shoppers Drug Mart
  • SNC-Lavalin
  • TD Bank

Service Provider Partners

  • Back in Motion Rehab Inc (BiM)
  • DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society
  • Douglas College – Training Group
  • Immigrant Services Society of BC (ISSofBC)
  • Impact North Shore
  • Le Relais Francophone
  • Little Mountain Neighbourhood House Society (LMNH)
  • Options Community Services Society
  • Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS)
  • South Vancouver Neighbourhood House (SVNH)
  • S.U.C.C.E.S.S
  • Vancouver Public Library
  • WorkBC
  • YWCA