Be a Mentee

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?

Mentees:

  • 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

Mentee Sign Up Form →