Speed Mentoring – Toronto Board of Trade, TRIEC and ACCES Employment

September 6, 2012 – Toronto Board of Trade

“It was an opportunity to provide feedback and gain insight into what newcomers may face in the job market” – Mentor participant
“I need to reach out and network more!” – Mentee participant

On September 6, 2012 the Toronto Board of Trade, TRIEC and ACCES Employment partnered to hold a special Speed Mentoring® session for members of professional immigrant networks.

Developed by ACCES Employment, Speed Mentoring® offers mentees an opportunity to meet one-on-one with professionals in their industry (mentors) to obtain sector-specific information, resources and advice.


This particular session brought together over 60 experienced professionals and members of professional immigrant networks for a fast-paced, high-energy mentoring and networking event.  Skilled immigrants new to Canada with experience in the Finance/Accounting and Information Technology (IT) sectors connected with professionals in their respective sectors and received industry-appropriate feedback, resume and interview tips, and valuable advice on how to advance their careers in Canada.

Members from six professional immigrant networks participated: Association of Filipino Canadian Accountants (AFCA), Chinese Professionals Association of Canada (CPAC), CIMA Canada, EXATEC Ontario, Jobs in Canada and the Latin American MBA Alumni Network (LAMBA).

Participating PINs partners: Gandy Associates English Communications Training, Scotiabank and Sun Life Financial.

Other participating companies included: Accenture, Acus Consulting Limited, Business Development Bank of Canada, Ceryx Inc., CGA Ontario, CNW Group, Happy Life Wealth Management Inc., HSBC Bank Canada, I Love Organizing!, Metfin Realty Adviser Inc., Redwood Global Inc., Robert Half, Scotiabank, Staffworks Canada, The MasterCard Foundation, The Official Community Corporation, and The Source.

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