Are you an aspiring leader? Our workplaces and professions need people like you.
As a mentor to an immigrant, you will have the opportunity to assist talented newcomers to jumpstart their career in BC. If you would like to share your expertise, then volunteering for the Career Mentoring for SUCCESS Program is for you. You will enhance your coaching skills and also have the opportunity to benefit from learning about other cultures and how to build inclusive workplaces. We are looking for mentors with three or more years of local career experience in the following areas.
Career Mentors can support newcomers one-on-one or in a group environment. Mentors provide 12 hours of mentoring over a 3-month period. Mentoring can occur in-person, over the phone or by email.
Due to the nature of working with clients, a valid criminal record check for vulnerable populations will be required prior to volunteering. This process can take between 2-4 weeks.
The Career Mentoring for SUCCESS Program bridges new immigrants to professionals with experience in their field of expertise. Mentors help new immigrants by providing information, support, and guidance to jumpstart their professional career in Canada.
Research shows that new immigrants who participate in employment mentoring programs are more likely to secure employment related to their experience after participating in a mentoring program. They are also more likely to find employment in their field of work at a faster rate than immigrants who don’t take part in mentoring programs. (The results are in: Mentoring improves employment outcomes for skilled immigrants, ALLIES Canada, 2013)
The Career Mentoring for SUCCESS Program is designed to adapt to and meet the needs of busy professionals and newcomer immigrants. We offer choices for one-to-one mentoring and group mentoring. Group mentoring is a popular approach as immigrants have the opportunity to make lifelong friends with other immigrants who are in the same profession and are on a similar journey.