Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization (OCISO) | Embracing diversity, building community | Apprecier la diversité, forger la communauté

Pre-Arrival Supports

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:

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:

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:


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