The Mentoring Partnership (Information Session)

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Start Date: September 15, 2015
End Date: September 15, 2015
Time: 5:00 pm

Location: 597 Parliament St, Toronto, ON M4X 1W3

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The Mentoring Partnership Information Session

Are you a recent immigrant looking to expand your professional network and receive support with your job search? Attend this information session to find out how you can be paired with a mentor in your profession.

Have you worked in Canada for more than three years, and would like to mentor a new immigrant through the job search process? Attend this information session to find out how you can make a lasting difference in the life of a new immigrant.

The Filipino Centre, Toronto (FCT), with funding from the New Horizons for Seniors Program, has partnered with the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC) to give community members the opportunity to be mentees and volunteer mentors through The Mentoring Partnership.

TRIEC’s The Mentoring Partnership pairs recently arrived skilled immigrants with mentors in their professional field. Mentees receive advice from their mentors on preparing for the Canadian labour market and finding work in the GTA. Meanwhile, volunteer mentors give back to their professional community while gaining valuable leadership experience.

Mentors commit to a total of 24 hours over four months. The Mentoring Partnership has a high success rate, with 75% of mentees gaining meaningful employment in their field within 12 months of taking part.

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· 97% of mentees reported being satisfied with their mentoring experience 

· 95% better understand the Canadian work environment.

· 92% of mentees report they are better prepared for employment in their profession

· 92% of mentees feel their resume better reflects their skills and qualifications

· 98% of mentors report being satisfied with their mentoring experience 

· Enhance leadership and coaching skills

· Develop cross-cultural communication skills

· Access to professional development sessions

· Network with other professionals volunteering as mentors

Eligibility Criteria:
To become a mentee, you must: To become a mentor you must have:
• have lived in Canada for less than three years and have limited or no Canadian work experience in your profession OR have re-engaged with your profession through academic training or bridging within the past 2 years 

• have the English skills required to perform effectively in the workplace

• have at least three years of international work experience in your area of expertise

• have achieved at least a bachelor’s degree – or equivalent post-secondary education – from outside of Canada

• be eligible to work in Canada

• be currently unemployed or underemployed i.e. not working in your field of expertise

• be actively seeking work in your field

• worked in your field for at least three years in Canada 

• a combination of industry knowledge and business experience

• active links to professional associations and business networks

• recent experience in your occupational field


 Information Session:

FCT is encouraging members of the community to attend one of two information sessions to learn about how the program works, benefits and how to register.

When: Tuesday September 15th at 5pm or Saturday September 26th at 12noon.

Where: 597 Parliament St, Toronto, ON M4X 1W3

For more information and to register please contact FCT at 416-928-9355


About the Organizers :

The Filipino Centre Toronto ( FCT) is a community service organization by Filipinos for many, not just Filipino-Canadians.


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