YMCA Mentoring Program for Immigrants
Networking is considered one of the important parts of someone’s career success. When you start a new life in a country where you don’t know anyone, go out and explore. Talk to people, or join a group of your interest.
In Canada, you can find many programs that support newcomers in starting their new life. From improving your English or French, social network, employment support, and many more. One of the specific support available for newcomers is Mentoring Program.
Depending on your profession or your previous work experience, you may be able to find a mentor to guide you in understanding and navigating the Canadian job market.
The YMCA Newcomer Information Centre Mentoring Program for Immigrants consists of the following:
- A 4-week mentoring program focusing on job search, resume customization, networking, and interview preparations
- A 2-4 hour classroom session every Monday from 4 pm – 6 pm
- Learn about, develop and practice your elevator speech
- Additional support outside of the sessions, either by email or phone. Such as making contacts, networking, interview tips, salary negotiation, and more
This program is developed by mentors who are retired business professionals with broad backgrounds ranging from finance and marketing to entrepreneurship and international business. They will provide you with suggestions, reference materials, and practical guidance.
To join the YMCA’s mentoring program, you must:
- Be a Permanent Residents, Convention Refugees, or Protected Persons
- Be a professional immigrant with a high level of English proficiency (CLB 8)
- Bring your Canadian-style resume and a job description for your target role
- Be committed to attending the sessions and preparing relevant materials asked by the mentor
- Be a member of the YMCA Newcomer Information Centre
To learn more and participate in this program, please register with us!