Mentors are welcome from any profession, industry or occupation. Our corporate partners support the program by engaging identified employee groups to become mentors and facilitating an information session for interested employees. Our community partners also support the recruitment of individual mentors to the program.
While our mentee pool consists of a wide range of occupations, the highest demand for mentors is from the following fields:
- Information Technology
- Banking and Finance
- Human Resources
- Sales, Marketing and Communications
Mentors in The Mentoring Partnership program gain as much as they give.
How the mentor benefits
- Enhances leadership and coaching skills
- Develops cross-cultural communication skills
- Gains a better understanding of the skills and experience that immigrants bring
- Becomes more aware of the job market and industry trends
Charles Marful, Director, Human Resources Tax Practice, Ernst & Young
Through mentoring I’ve learned about how things work in international markets. These are important learnings for my company and me, knowing that our increasingly diverse client base may have different ways of doing business.
Who can be a mentor?
Mentors must have worked in their field for at least three years and have a combination of industry knowledge and business experience. They should have active links to professional associations and business networks.
Mentors support mentees in:
- Developing their professional networks and job search strategies
- Understanding the Canadian context of their profession and workplace culture
- Sharing information on their industry and occupation
The mentor commitment
Mentors commit to a total of 24 hours over four months. Meetings can be in person, online, over the phone and can include referrals for information interviews.
Find out about the process and next steps.