Mentoring helps skilled newcomers reconnect with their careers in Canada, while also providing an opportunity for employers to build their inclusive leadership skills and connect with diverse newcomer talent.
With the tremendous success of occupation-specific mentoring in many cities across Canada, regional mentoring partners (non-profit organizations specialized in immigration and employment) and national employers are coming together to form a collaborative partnership – National Mentoring Partnership – to increase access to mentoring for immigrant professionals across Canada.
With RBC as the lead sponsor, National Mentoring Partnership helps job-ready, skilled newcomers build their professional networks and better leverage talents to achieve gainful employment across Canada.
How it works:
The National Mentoring Partnership connects national employers, who are interested in mentoring in two or more regions where they operate local offices, with regional mentoring partners
The national employer’s local office works with their regional mentoring partner who match newcomers (mentees) and employee volunteers (mentors) who share professional backgrounds
Mentoring programs include orientation sessions and ongoing resources which support the match for a 2-4 month period, allowing the newcomer to gain insights into the Canadian labour market and build their professional network
At the same time, the mentor gains inclusive leadership skills and coaching experience with a cultural diversity lens. Mentors enhance their social and inter-personal relationship skills, while growing their own professional connections