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.
“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.