Are you a new immigrant who is ready to start your career in Canada? The Career Mentoring for SUCCESS program will match you with talented BC professionals. You will learn about current trends in your industry and strengthen your professional network in Canada. Services are free and we welcome all eligible ISIP clients to apply.
Career Mentoring for SUCCESS is an Immigrant Settlement & Integration Program service.
If you are a new immigrant, the Career Mentoring for SUCCESS Program will bridge you to career success by providing you with the information you need in your field of expertise. Your mentor will not find you a job, but they will provide you with information, support, and guidance to jumpstart your professional career in Canada. You will expand your knowledge about the key resources of your profession, the specific pathways to credential assessment, how to upgrade your education, and how to increase your opportunities to access the “hidden” job market.
Research shows that new immigrants who participate in employment mentoring programs are more likely to secure employment related to their experience after participating in a mentoring program. They are also more likely to find employment in their field of work at a faster rate than immigrants who don’t take part in mentoring programs. (The results are in: Mentoring improves employment outcomes for skilled immigrants, ALLIES Canada, 2013)
INFORMATION FOR NEWCOMERS
The Career Mentoring for SUCCESS Program is designed for eligible newcomers who:
- Are a permanent resident (PR), a live-in caregiver, a protected person, or a recipient of a letter of confirmation to become a PR from citizenship and Immigration Canada
- Lack work experience in Canada commensurate to their education, professional training or non-Canadian work experience
- Have intermediate to advanced communication skills in English
- See region specific requirements on our website for more details.
INFORMATION FOR MENTORS
Are you an aspiring leader? Our workplaces and professions need people like you. As a mentor to an immigrant, you will have the opportunity to assist talented newcomers to jumpstart their career in BC. If you would like to share your expertise, then volunteering for the Career Mentoring for SUCCESS Program is for you. You will enhance your coaching skills and also have the opportunity to benefit from learning about other cultures and how to build inclusive workplaces.
The Career Mentoring for SUCCESS Program is designed to adapt to and meet the needs of busy professionals and newcomer immigrants. We offer choices for one-to-one mentoring and group mentoring. Group mentoring is a popular approach as immigrants have the opportunity to make lifelong friends with other immigrants who are in the same profession and are on a similar journey.
The Career Mentoring for SUCCESS Program links practicing local professionals with new immigrants in the following fields:
- Business and Financial Services
- Information Technology
- Nursing and Healthcare
- Customer Service and Sales
- And many other professions
ISIP SERVICE LOCATIONS
Or contact the Career Mentoring for SUCCESS program at the following locations:
Burnaby & New Westminster:
Burnaby Service Centre
#200 - 5172 Kingsway
Fort St. John:
Fort St. John Service Centre
#209 10142 101 Avenue
Fort St. John, B.C.
Richmond Service Centre
#220 - 7000 Minoru Blvd
Surrey & Delta:
Surrey Service Centre
#206 - 10090 152nd Street
Tri-Cities (Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam & Port Moody):
Coquitlam Service Centre
#2058 – 1163 Pinetree Way
Pender Service Centre
28 West Pender Street