FIN Mentorship Program

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Overview of the Federal Internship for Newcomer Program (FINP) – Mentoring Program

FINP – What is it?

The Federal Internship for Newcomer Program (FINP) provides newcomers with the opportunity to gain Canadian work experience within the federal government and private sector organizations, with a view to improving integration into the Canadian labour market.

OCISO’s Career Mentoring Program in partnership with FINP provides mentoring support to the Interns within and beyond their Internship.

How do Interns benefit?

An experienced federal government professional (Mentor) provides advice and support for up to eight months.

The goal of FINP Mentoring is to help FIN interns maximize their learning experience by helping Interns to:

  • Develop and implement an employment action plan
  • Define their career objectives and employment search strategies
  • Learn how to fine-tune their resumes, cover letters and interview skills
  • Learn about the Canadian federal government working culture
  • Enhance their understanding of Canadian workplace culture
  • Expand their professional networks

Become a FIN Mentor

FINP Career Mentors have the opportunity to:

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

OCISO provides volunteer Mentors with on-going guidance/tools and conducts a comprehensive follow up with Mentors and Mentees during the mentoring period. This support and training provides volunteer Mentors with the opportunity to further develop valuable coaching, leadership, and cross-cultural competencies.

Become a FIN Mentee

The program is only open to interns within the Federal Public Service. Please contact World Skills for more information on how to become an intern.

Become a FIN Mentor

FIN Career Mentors have:

  • At least 2 years of work experience with the Federal Public Service in Ottawa
  • Contacts in employment and professional networks
  • Good interpersonal, communication and listening skills
  • Sensitivity to employment and cultural transition experiences
  • Commitment to a mentoring relationship

If you would like to receive more information, please contact:

Tonya Pomerantz
FINP – Mentorship Facilitator
tpomerantz@ociso.org
(613) 725-5671 x 255

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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 🙂

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 serves 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.