Career Mentorship Program
For newcomers, building a professional network is critical to enter/re-enter the competitive Canadian job market. Through the Career Mentorship program, ICA has been helping immigrants to connect with qualified local professionals in various fields including Accounting, Banking, Information Technology, Engineering, Health Care, BC Public Service as well as Social and Community Services. It allows for a safe environment for immigrant professionals to explore the local labour market and learn the “unspoken rules” of the Canadian workforce.
How do Career Mentors help?
Career Mentors provide a link to the local community and culture. They support and encourage newcomers in their goals, introduce newcomers to different perspectives, and share information about topics such as:
- Canadian workplace culture and occupational practices
- The local job market
- Professional credentials, education, and work experience
- Networks of professionals and potential colleagues
- Broader services and systems in the community
- Career-related programs, services, and resources
- Workplace communication skills
- Canadian and BC culture in general
The specific ways a career mentor helps will depend on the unique needs of our clients and the skills the mentor brings.
For more information contact:
Mirko Kovacev, Employment Services Coordinator
Phone: 250.388.4728 Ext. 122
Become a Career Mentor
If you are seeking the ways to give back to the community or interested in learning more about other cultures, join our Career Mentorship Program. This is the great opportunity for you to help newcomers integrate successfully into the local labour market.
We are seeking Career Mentors for a three-month commitment in the field of:
- Information Technology
- Health Care
- BC Public Service
- Administrative Support
- Social & Community Services