Career Mentoring

Many newcomers with international qualifications need some help finding a suitable role here in Canada. Sometimes it’s because your tried and true strategies don’t work here. Other times, it’s about who you know. This is where our career mentoring program comes in.

Our Community Connections Career Mentoring Program offers you personalized support and recommendations for your job search alongside valuable networking opportunities to build business connections. Once you apply, you’ll be invited to our speed mentoring events and informational interview nights, where you’ll build important skills. You’ll also be matched with a long-term mentor who will offer guidance and support for 3-6 months.

With help from our team of experienced volunteer mentors and speed networking mentors, you’ll gain important skills that put you on the path to employment.


  • Learn about your industry in Canada with accurate, up-to-date information.
  • Make connections with people working in your desired role.
  • Set a career goal and create a practical action plan to achieve it.
  • Understand how to improve your English communication skills.
  • Build your knowledge of Canadian workplace culture.
  • Develop effective job search and self-marketing strategies that work in Canada.
  • Start building professional networks.
  • Gain peer support and networking through group mentoring sessions.


  • Open to newcomers with Permanent Resident status.
  • You must have professional qualifications (relevant degree or industry qualification) internationally, but no experience in your profession in Canada.
  • You need to speak English well enough to start a job and have a basic knowledge of the Canadian labour market.
  • You’re able to commit to at least 30 hours of participation over the next six months.
  • You need to be highly motivated and dedicated to finding work in your profession.

How to join