Becoming a Mentor

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Changing a life one hour at a time

Becoming a mentor to an internationally trained professional is an exciting and rewarding opportunity. A mentor is someone who is at once a coach, leader, and colleague. In only 12 hours, a mentor has the power to help someone change their life and build their career in a bold new direction.

What does it take to be a mentor?

The Niagara Immigrant Connections Initiative asks its mentors to be:

  • passionate about diversity and inclusion
  • knowledgeable about their field and the Canadian workplace
  • willing to learn and willing to share what they know
  • connected to their industry sector or the broader business community
  • committed to professional development
  • available for one hour per week over the course of three months

There is no expectation that a mentor will find a job for their mentee.

Our Process

Becoming a mentor is an easy, four-step process.

Step 1: Contact Us – If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please complete the form below.

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

Step 3: Matching – Once NWPB has matched you with an internationally trained participant, we will arrange a first meeting and orientation.

Step 4: Meeting – Following the initial meeting, you and your mentee 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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