Welcome Talent Canada encourages mentors from various professional backgrounds to participate. Our greatest need is to identify professionals with engineering, financial services, and IT experience.
A minimum of two years of professional experience
Strong understanding of their industry and access to an active professional network
A minimum of one-hour, bi-weekly, over 6 months (total 12 hours). These hours can be done in person, over the phone, or online
The role of the mentor
Commit to the mentoring relationship
Share information, give feedback, and provide impartial advice
Support and encourage to facilitate success
Communicate principles and practices of the Canadian workplace and business culture
Help the mentee develop a professional network
Advise the mentee on effective job search strategies
Enhanced leadership and coaching skills
Improved knowledge of the job market
Greater perspective on both challenges and skills of newcomers entering the job market
Stronger professional network
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