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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: