Pre-Arrival Supports

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Pre-Arrival Supports

Community Economic Development supports clients destined to Ontario with pre-arrival Mentorship.  Pre-arrival Mentoring connects newcomers to Mentors within their field to;

  • enhance their understanding of the Canadian workplace culture and their profession
  • build networks
  • understand the Ontario labour market
  • refine resume and cover letters

OCISO Pre-Arrival Mentoring Programs;

Build ON – Mentoring

Build ON Mentoring in partnership with YMCA-YWCA Capital Region helps newcomers destined to Ontario to prepare for employment within their professions.

Become a Build ON Mentor – Contact:

Saunia Keddon
Project Facilitator- Pre-Arrival Mentoring
skeddon@ociso.org
613-725-5671 ext. 399

CanPrep Mentoring

CanPrep Mentoring in partnership with JVS Toronto is a specialized employment program designed for internationally trained newcomers to Canada. 

Become a CanPrep Mentor – Contact:

Jasmine Qi
Team Lead/Mentor Recruiter and Liaison
jqi@ociso.org
613-725-5671 ext. 225

Connector Pre-Arrival Program

Pre-Arrival Connector in collaboration with the Greater Halifax Partnership introduces economic class immigrants to the National Connector Community while they are still overseas, matching them with local employers, civil servants and community leaders for information interviews.

Become a Connector – Contact:

Jasmine Qi
Team Lead/Mentor Recruiter and Liaison
jqi@ociso.org
613 725-5671 ext. 225

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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.