TNO (The Neighbourhood Organization) is a service delivery agency for The Mentoring Partnership, organized by TRIEC, which matches internationally trained professionals with established mentors from similar professional backgrounds for a period of 24 hours over 4 months.  Reports have shown that internationally trained professionals greatly benefit from professional mentoring: On average, unemployment decreased from 73% at the time of mentoring to 19% twelve months later. Full-time earnings increased from $36,905 to $59,944, an improvement of 62%.

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