Newcomers bring talent, innovation and international expertise to the Greater Toronto Area, but need information and networks to find meaningful employment. The TRIEC Mentoring Partnership connects skilled recent immigrants with Canadian professionals in their field, providing a rewarding experience for both mentees and mentors.
Why be a Mentee?
You’ve immigrated to Canada. You have skills, education, and some great work experience — and you’re keen to find a job in your field. But how do you find that job? Where are the positions advertised? How do you build your professional network?
A mentor can help you answer these questions. By talking to a mentor who shares your professional background and knows how the local labour market works, you can get a head start on your journey to success in Canada.
You should sign up for the program if:
- You have 2+ years of experience in your professional field
- You have lived in Canada for less than 5 years
- You are unemployed or underemployed (not currently working in your field of expertise) and looking to reconnect with your career
A mentor can help you:
- Understand Canadian industry trends
- Develop more effective job search strategies
- Build your local professional network
- Find ways of leveraging your experience and skills
Why be a Mentor?
Mentors are leaders. They give back to their professional communities. They coach others to achieve their full potential and work effectively with people of all backgrounds and experiences in today’s diverse workplace.
You should become a mentor if:
- You have worked for at least 2 years in your field in Canada
- You’re thinking about your professional legacy
- You want to share your industry knowledge with others
- You want to develop professionally
Being a mentor can help you:
- Learn leadership skills
- Build your coaching skills
- Develop your cross-cultural communication skills
- Expand your professional network