Who is a Mentee?
Mentees are skilled immigrants who have the language, knowledge and professional experience to succeed in the workplace, but need the opportunity to build professional networks. A mentee wants to work with an established professional; seeking information, knowledge, advice and support required to achieve certain career goals.
Are you ready to become a Mentee?
- are landed immigrants or permanent residents
- are unemployed or underemployed
- are actively searching for employment in their occupation
- have the English skills required to perform effectively in the workplace (usually Canadian Language Benchmark level 7 or higher or equivalent)
- have education and 2+ years of experience in their field outside of Canada
- OR are changing careers in Canada and have the education to support the change
- have a job ready resume and have completed (or willing to take) a job search workshop
- have no or limited work experience in their field in Canada
- are willing to get their educational qualifications assessed (e.g. IQAS)
- have time to commit to a mentoring relationship and some availability during business hours
How can I enroll to be a Mentee in the Career Mentorship Program?
Mentees are welcome from most professions. There are about 6 intakes a year. To apply to participate as a mentee, please complete the Mentee Sign Up Form on line.
Benefits of being a Mentee
The mentor-mentee relationship is often the first link in a newcomer’s professional network that opens doors to career opportunities. Mentees gain:
- An understanding of Canadian workplace culture
- Increased confidence
- Knowledge of self marketing techniques
- An opportunity to build professional networks
- Access to career and labour market information, and
- Well defined career development objectives