Become a Career Mentor

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The Career Mentoring Program ( ) is a core program at OCISO which is funded by Immigrant, Refugee, and Citizenship Canada, and have been serving for newcomers for over 10 years. The program involves pairing an internationally trained professional with a Canadian who has work experience in the same or a similar field.

The mentor supports the mentee in exploring their professional network, developing an understanding of the Canadian working culture and in fine tuning their cover letters, resume and interviewing skills. The mentor often acts as a source of encouragement and inspiration throughout the menteeā€™s employment search process. The Mentor contributes approximately one hour per week over a minimum three-month period to the partnership. However, typical mentorship relationships last longer.

Career Mentors have the opportunity to:

  • Enhance their cross-cultural competency
  • Develop career coaching and leadership skills
  • Receive professional development training
  • Contribute positively to the life of a newcomer to Canada

If you are interested to volunteer as a Career Mentor, please contact:

Jasmine Qi
Mentor Recruiter and Liaison

Telephone: (613) 725-5671 ext: 225

Become A Member Today !

Our Mission!

OCISO supports immigrants through the journey of making Canada their home by providing creative and responsive programs that are culturally and linguistically appropriate, by building community through mutual respect and partnerships, and by fostering healthy and inclusive spaces for open dialogue and healing.

What we do šŸ™‚

We are community based non-profit organization that has been providing services in Ottawa since 1978. We are motivated by the stories of new immigrants, and we are there every stage of the journey. OCISO directly servesĀ over 10,000 immigrants and refugees every year. Our work is augmented by the generous efforts of our enthusiastic, caring and talented staff, volunteers, both established and new Canadians.