The Career Mentoring Program ( https://ociso.org/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 mentee’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:
Mentor Recruiter and Liaison
Telephone: (613) 725-5671 ext: 225