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 up to 12 hours of mentoring over a two-month period. Due to the ongoing pandemic, all meetings should take place online or by telephone. Within the scope of the program, mentors also introduce mentees to two or more professionals within their professional networks for the purpose of information interviews.
Due to COVID-19, all-new mentoring partnerships beginning in April 2020 will be conducted online and through a virtual platform.
- BC Hydro
- City of Vancouver
- Clio Legal Software
- David Suzuki Foundation
- Fortis BC
- Royal Bank of Canada (RBC)
- Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC)
- Vancity Credit Union
Service Provider Partners
- Back in Motion Rehab Inc (BiM)
- DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society
- Immigrant Services Society of BC (ISSofBC)
- Little Mountain Neighbourhood House Society (LMNH)
- North Shore Multicultural Society (NSMS)
- Options Community Services Society
- Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS)
- South Vancouver Neighbourhood House (SVNH)
- Training Group at Douglas College