The LMIEC Mentorship for Immigrant Employment program brings together internationally trained individuals with local volunteer mentors at London area companies. The program strengthens leadership, coaching and cross-cultural leadership skills of company employees who volunteer their time and knowledge as a mentor to a skilled Canadian newcomer.
Our program staff work with volunteers and match them with an immigrant in their field. We also provide ongoing support to both the mentee and mentor throughout the partnership.
Mentors volunteer several hours a month over a 4-6 month period. Most have worked in their field for at least three years and offer a combination of industry knowledge, connections and professional contacts. Through complementary mentorship programs, the LMIEC also brings mentees and mentors together in small group sessions throughout the year and facilitates peer-mentoring opportunities in both regulated and non-regulated professions.
Benefits of Mentorship
- Strengthen leadership and coaching skills
Improve inter-cultural awareness
Expand communication skills
Gain an international perspective of your field or occupation
Spot talent for potential recruitment – before your competition
And further, the program helps skilled talent gain a better understanding of the regional job market, establish valuable networking contacts, and learn more about sector-specific language and professional practice in Canada.