Find a mentor to help you progress your career in Canada.

If you are an immigrant with a professional background, TRIEC Mentoring Partnership, in conjunction with Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre, can help you reconnect with your career with the support of a mentor who works in your field, in Canada.

By talking to a mentor who shares your professional background and knows how the local labour market works, you can get a head start on your journey to success in Canada. In fact, 75% of participants find a job in their professional field within one year.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • have lived in Canada for five years or less and have limited or no Canadian work experience in your profession OR have re-engaged with your profession through academic training or bridging within the past 2 years
  • have the English skills required to perform effectively in the workplace (CLB 6 to 8)
  • have at least two years of international work experience in his or her 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 the newcomer’s field of expertise
  • be actively seeking work in the newcomer’s field

A mentor can help you:

  • Understand Canadian industry trends
  • Develop more effective job search strategies
  • Build your professional network
  • Find ways of leveraging your experience and skills