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Workplace Connections

Just ‘one day’ of your life can transform the life of a new Canadian.

Spend up to 24 hours over four months mentoring a new immigrant as they prepare for work in Canada. Share your knowledge and experience with your mentee. Help them navigate the job search process by assisting with resume and interview preparation. Give tips on successful networking. Provide insights into Canadian workplaces and work culture.

Mentors are welcome from any profession, provided you have been employed or self employed in Metro Vancouver for at least five years. You should have links to professional and business networks, an interest in other cultures, and great interpersonal skills. The time commitment is flexible and can adapt to your schedule.

All mentors receive training and ongoing support from program staff. You can also attend monthly Working Sessions. These provide an opportunity to meet other mentors and newcomers, and to gain resources about finding work and workplace culture.

Surround yourself with people who are only going to lift you higher.Anonymous
For more information contact Astarte Sands at mentors@mosaicbc.org or 604-254-9626.
“My mentor experience has been going really well. I have a great mentee because she is so motivated to find the work she wants. I think the most challenging part has been watching her work so hard and still not find a job in her field but you warned me that might happen when I started. Overall, I have really enjoyed the experience and plan to continue with the program.”

“Thank you very much for giving me the opportunity to work with such an amazing group. I felt so good at the end of the Working Session and even all day today because I felt the joy that the participants were exuding.”

Below: Listen to a podcast about a well-prepared immigrant who finds workplace success with the help of a MOSAIC mentor. From CBC Early Edition, November 2010.

This program is made available in part thanks to funding from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.