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Mentorship Program

Immigrant professionals who join in the Mentorship Program will be connected to career mentors in their field through one-on-one and group sessions.

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Program Description

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
Services We Offer

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.

Eligibility Requirements

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)

Locations / Hours

St. Catharines

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
289-407-1793


Welland (by appointment only)

Father Fogarty Adult Learning Centre
269 Thorold Road, ON, L3C 3W1
289-241-6289


If you are matched with a mentor, the meeting schedule is flexible and may include evenings and weekends.

Become a Mentor

If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please contact our Mentorship Coordinator.

Interested in this program?

If you are interested in this program, please contact a member of our team.

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Our Mission

We celebrate and promote cultural, social and economic inclusion and well-being of all immigrants and newcomers.

Our Vision

We are a gateway to equitable, respectful and welcoming communities for immigrants and newcomers in Niagara.

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