January is celebrated as National Mentoring Month across Canada. To mark this occasion, TRIEC Mentoring Partnership will be recognizing the contributions of its mentors and community partners and highlighting the impact of mentoring on immigrants’ careers in a month-long celebration.

Launched in 2004, the TRIEC Mentoring Partnership (TMP) program matches newcomer professionals with established professionals in Canada (mentors) working in the same field as them. The program has been very impactful in helping newcomers transition into the Canadian labour market in positions commensurate with their skills and experience An independent evaluation showed that participants are 2.5 times more likely to be in good quality jobs within three months of completing the program than newcomers who do not access mentoring, and are four times more likely to have established professional networks.

“We’re always grateful for the contributions of our mentors, who have been instrumental in providing newcomers with the tools they need to find success in their careers in Canada,” said Gillian Mason, TRIEC’s Chief Executive Officer. “Mentoring month offers us this wonderful opportunity to celebrate the impact that they have made and highlight the critical role they play in helping immigrants find meaningful employment.”

Throughout this month, TRIEC Mentoring Partnership will share video testimonials from mentors sharing their mentoring experience and inspiring others to join the program.

Follow TRIEC’s social media channels on Twitter, Linkedin, YouTube, and Instagram, to access all mentoring month-related content. Visit the TRIEC Mentoring Partnership website to find out how you can become a mentor or mentee in the program.

For media inquiries and more information about the recognition celebration or the program, please contact Rohit Singh, Manager, Content and Public Relations, at rsingh@triec.ca.


TRIEC Mentoring Partnership is a program of TRIEC, a non-profit organization committed to supporting organizations to become more immigrant-inclusive, and helping newcomers expand their professional networks and understand the local labour market. We do this by partnering with organizations from across all sectors in the GTA, because we believe that a collaborative approach achieves the greatest impact.