Bow Valley College, in partnership with the Calgary Region Immigrant Employment Council (CRIEC), offers mentorship programs for internationally educated professionals (IEPs). The goal of the program is to connect immigrant professionals with Canadian experienced working professionals in a mentoring partnership.
CRIEC is part of a network of Immigrant Employment Councils (IEC) across the country that support newcomers with career path planning, mentoring, and other strategies to assist newcomers.
Preparing internationally educated professionals to arrive in Calgary
This program has been designed to better prepare internationally educated immigrants (IEPs) to arrive in Calgary with the tools and information they will need to start building their new career.
The program includes:
Program partners include:
Contact Shanta Ferguson email@example.com for more information and to begin the registration process.
Watch this recorded webinar to learn more about the SmartPathways program.
The online training modules are relevant, targeted, and interactive training to prepare IEPs to find a job. Training modules include:
After the completion of Modules 1 - 3, participants will be matched with a Calgary mentor working in a similar field.
Before leaving their home country, participants will meet with their mentor 2 - 4 times, via Skype, and learn more about:
Participants will also have a meeting with their mentor after they arrive in Calgary.
To be eligible for this program, participants must:
A mentorship program with a proven track record
Internationally Educated Professionals (IEPs) face a variety of obstacles when arriving in Canada. The information and guidance they receive can impact their ability to find meaningful employment and be critical to their career and skill-development related decisions.
By participating in a mentoring program, IEPs develop a professional network, learn effective job-search strategies, gain a better understanding of Canadian workplace culture, and obtain industry and occupation-specific information.
This program is made possible through an investment by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.
For more information on mentorship, call the Mentoring Coordinator at 403-410-3463.
The goals of the program are to connect immigrant professionals with Canadian experienced working professionals in a mentoring partnership, build inclusive workplaces, and strengthen the ability of Calgary organizations to attract and retain talent.
This four month structured program includes:
The one-on-one program is supported by the following sessions:
Mentors are established professionals eager and willing to set aside time to develop a supportive professional relationship with a mentee. Mentors must have:
To register to be a mentor, visit the CRIEC website for more information.
A mentee is a skilled immigrant who is seeking guidance to find employment in Calgary. Mentees will be interviewed as part of the selection process and must:
To register, email Chenwei Lian at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 403-410-3211. In your email include a copy of your resume and your CLB results or equivalent.