The Centre for Education & Training is in a partnership with the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC) to participate in a pilot project that connects job-ready clients with mentorship opportunities.  This program is provided in conjunction with the Centre for Education & Training.

If you are an immigrant with a professional background and at least two years of international experience, TRIEC Mentoring Partnership can help you reconnect with your career.

With the support of a mentor who works in your field in Canada, you will:

  • Develop job search strategies
  • Better understand Canadian workplace culture
  • Gain labour market insights
  • Build vital professional networks
  • Understand the Canadian context of your profession

What is The Mentoring Partnership?

The Mentoring Partnership matches employment-ready skilled immigrants with established professionals in an occupation-specific mentoring match. Mentoring has proven to be a vital tool in supporting immigrant job seekers to better understand the Canadian workplace and connect with employment in their field faster and more effectively.

A coordinated referral partnership can help more skilled newcomers access The Mentoring Partnership while creating an enhanced and complimentary framework for the services offered by various organizations in the sector.

Mentees must:

  • Have lived in Canada for less than three 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 2 years
  • Have the English skills required to perform effectively in the workplace
  • Have at least three years of international work experience in their area of expertise
  • Have achieved at least a bachelor’s degree – or equivalent post-secondary education – from outside of Canada
  • Be eligible to work in Canada
  • Be currently unemployed or underemployed i.e. not working in their field of expertise
  • Be actively seeking work in their field