Workplace Connections Mentoring Program

Just ‘one day’ of your life can transform the life of a New Canadian.

As a Career Mentor, you will volunteer up to 24 hours over three months mentoring a new immigrant as they prepare for career success in Canada. Your knowledge of the local job market and of Canadian workplace culture is invaluable to immigrant professionals.


Mentors are matched to new immigrants with international experience in your field or who are looking to transition into your field of expertise. With your help, newcomers can better navigate the local labour market, job opportunities, and be prepared to present themselves to potential employers.

To volunteer, you should have:

  • three years of professional experience in Metro Vancouver
  • connections to professional and business networks
  • an interest in other cultures
  • strong interpersonal skills


Your volunteer commitment is flexible and can accommodate your schedule. You will receive training and ongoing support from program staff as well as knowing you are making a difference in a newcomer’s life.


Are you a newcomer interested in having a career mentor?

I love the experience so far and feel honoured to be part of the mentorship process.

As a mentor, I believe I get even more out of the experience than the mentees do.

I have had a more complete and deeper understanding of an immigrant’s life and I have gained a new perspective from which to think. And my communication, problem-solving and even job search skills were brought to a higher level.


This program is supported by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada