The program is targeted to eligible immigrants who are actively seeking work in their field. Through a one-on-one professional connection with a Mentor, Mentees gain valuable insights into the labour market, access to professional networks and finding work in the GTA. Meanwhile, volunteer mentors give back to their professional community while gaining valuable leadership experience, cross-cultural communication skills and professional development opportunities. This program is provided by TRIEC and George Brown College.

  • 97% of mentees reported being satisfied with their mentoring experience
  • 95% said they gained a better understanding of the Canadian work environment.
  • 92% of mentees report they are better prepared for employment in their profession
  • 92% of mentees feel their resume better reflects their skills and qualifications

Mentees must:

  • have lived in Canada for less than five years and have limited or no Canadian work experience in their profession OR have re-engaged with their profession through academic training or bridging within the past two years
  • have the English skills required to perform effectively in the workplace
  • have at least two years of international work experience in their areas of expertise
  • have achieved at least a bachelor’s degree – or equivalent post-secondary education – from outside Canada
  • have permanent residence status
  • be currently unemployed or underemployed, i.e. not working in their field of expertise
  • be actively seeking work in their field

How the Mentee Benefits:

  • gains a better understanding of the Canadian workplace and industry trends
  • develops more effective job search strategies
  • builds a local professional network
  • identifies ways to leverage experience and skills