Becoming a Mentee

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Building Your Professional Network

As a newcomer to Canada, you have undertaken an exceptional journey. Let us help you take the next step on your path. If you are unemployed, under-employed, or struggling to find work in your profession or trade, our program will pair you with a mentor in your field who will work with you to meet your goals and grow your career.

Program Requirements

Participants in our program should meet all of the following qualifications:

  • be a landed immigrant, permanent resident, or convention refugee
  • possess English-language skills suitable for employment (typically a Canadian Language benchmark level 7)
  • be ready and able to work
  • hold a post-secondary qualification (including the skilled trades) from a country outside of Canada
  • be willing to meet with your mentor on a regular basis

At this time we are not able to accept full-time students into our program.

Participants should not expect their mentors to find them a job. The mentor’s role is to help their mentees expand their local networks and better understand their shared field of expertise within a Canadian context. For help finding a job, NWPB provides its local job board as a streamlined tool for helping newcomers seek work in Niagara. For more personalized guidance, Niagara’s Employment Service Providers can provide one-on-one assistance to newcomers seeking work.

Applying to our Program

Signing up for our mentorship program is an easy four-step process

Step 1: Contact Us – If you are joining our mentorship program, please complete the below form.

Step 2: Engagement – NWPB will contact you to confirm your interest in the program and learn more about your professional background and career goals.

Step 3: Matching – Once NWPB has matched you with a mentor, we will arrange a first meeting and orientation session.

Step 4: Meeting – Following the initial meeting, you and your mentor will meet for 12 hours over three months. NWPB’s staff will support you with resources to ensure your time together is meaningful

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