Immigrant professionals who join in the Mentorship Program will be connected to career mentors in their field through one-on-one and group sessions.
Immigrant professionals who participate in the Mentorship Program will be connected to volunteer career mentors in their field.
Through these connections, newcomers will learn about:
- Canadian Workplace Culture
- Licensing and Certification Process (as needed)
- Leadership, Group Facilitation, and Confidence Building
- Developing a Professional Network
- Understanding Canadian Industry Trends
- Finding ways to leverage international skills and experience
The Mentorship Program offers the following services:
- One-on-one mentorship match with a career professional in your field of choice
- In-person and virtual group sessions on a variety of career-related professional topics
- Workplace mentorship placements (when possible during COVID-19)
- Resume and portfolio review assistance
- Career guidance
- Large scale networking events (when possible during COVID-19)
Due to COVID-19, we are currently offering services virtually.
Permanent resident, landed immigrant, intend-to-land, approved PR application, Convention refugee or live-in caregiver.
Additional Requirements: A minimum level of English CLB level 4 (CLB: Canadian Language Benchmark)
85 Church St. St. Catharines, ON, L2R 3C7
Monday to Friday: 8:30am to 4:30pm
905-685-6589 Ext. 261
Niagara Falls (by appointment only)
St. Ann Adult Education Centre
5895 North St, Niagara Falls, ON, L2G 1J7
Welland (by appointment only)
Father Fogarty Adult Learning Centre
269 Thorold Road, ON, L3C 3W1
If you are matched with a mentor, the meeting schedule is flexible and may include evenings and weekends.
If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please contact our Mentorship Coordinator.
For many newcomers in Canada, finding a job and getting back in their field of work feels like an uphill task. While it does take effort (and patience) to find meaningful employment, there are various resources and tools available that you, as a newcomer, can leverage to ease your job search journey. One such incredibly valuable resource is a mentor.
Employment Solutions started in Welland 9 years ago as Canadian Access for International Professions and Skilled Trades (C.A.I.P.S.). The expertise of our staff has assisted many Newcomer Clients from around the world to gaining meaningful employment in Canada.
As a newcomer to Canada, you may have questions about job searching and what you can do to find the job of your choice. The Job Search Workshop Program is available on-line and in-person; our team of specialists understand the job search needs of people new to Canada. We succeed when you succeed!Learn More
English as a Second Language Classes
Our centre offers full time Language Instruction for Newcomers (LINC) and English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction for adults of varying levels of language ability. Our LINC/ESL program facilitates students’ social, cultural and occupational integration into Canadian life.Learn More
Our Bridging Barriers to Newcomer Mental Health program provides mental health support to newcomers in Niagara who are experiencing language and other social barriers to accessing mainstream mental health services.Learn More
The Settlement Department assists newcomers to meet their immediate and longer-term settlement needs, including information and orientation to the community, referrals to community and social services, solution-focussed counselling and assistance with settlement plans.Learn More
We celebrate and promote cultural, social and economic inclusion and well-being of all immigrants and newcomers.
We are a gateway to equitable, respectful and welcoming communities for immigrants and newcomers in Niagara.