Immploy is a project of WIL Employment Connections that connects employers with immigrant talent to foster economic prosperity. The Immploy Mentorship programs bring together newcomers with volunteer mentors at regional companies to assist in their employment journey.
An Immploy Mentor is an experienced professional who volunteers their time to coach and mentor skilled newcomers on finding and gaining employment in their field of work. Mentors assist skilled newcomers by:
- Increasing their knowledge and understanding of Canadian workplace culture, relevant trends and necessary skills in their intended field of employment;
- Sharing their professional network of contacts; and
- Working together to help them realize their full potential and meet their employment goals.
A Mentor encourages a Mentee’s ability to succeed and assists them in becoming a more confident leader in their employment journey within the Canadian context.
Benefits for Mentors:
- Strengthen leadership and coaching skills
- Improve inter-cultural awareness
- Expand communication skills
- Gain an international perspective on your field or occupation
- Spot talent for potential recruitment – before your competition
- Minimum of 24 hours over a 4 month period (this is a flexible arrangement to work around Mentor/Mentee schedules)
Responsibilities and Duties:
- Provide Immploy Mentorship Program relevant professional background information in order to find your best Mentee match;
- Participate in a 1:1/Virtual Mentor Orientation session;
- Work with your Mentee to determine key objectives and set goals related to networking, professional development, job search, etc.;
- Encourage development of skills and attitudes that promote career development; and
- Communicate with the Mentorship team to report on the progress of the relationship and assist in program evaluation
*Currently, Immploy is looking for mentors with the following experience: Administration, Customer Service, Human Resources, Agriculture, Architecture, Banking & Finance, Business Administration, and Engineering – however all experience and professions are welcome
*Our Mentorship team will work with volunteer mentors and match them with an immigrant in their professional field and will provide ongoing support to both the Mentor and Mentee throughout the partnership.
- Leadership skills
- Inter-personal skills
- Strong verbal communication skills
- Knowledgeable about your industry or sector and the skills required to gain employment within that industry
- Openness, compassion and empathy for Newcomer experiences
- Desire to learn and grow personally and professionally
- Worked in your professional field within Southwestern Ontario for at least 3 years