“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.” ― Plutarch

Why become a mentee?

Mentoring provides an expansion of knowledge, skills and confidence. You gain the opportunity to discuss your professional goals, concerns and challenges with a trusted adviser who will provide non-judgmental advice, constructive feedback, as well as ongoing support and encouragement. Finally, with the help of your mentor, you will be able to make connections with professionals in your field of interest.



To participate in the program as a mentee:

  • You must be a graduating or recent university graduate, a young professional (under 30 years) or a skilled professional newcomer*
  • You are required to commit 16 to 20 hours within a period of 4 months to complete the program
  • You are required to attend program development and feedback workshops and able to attend networking sessions organized to enhance your mentoring experience
  • You are coachable, curious and willing to step out of comfort zone


* Qualifying newcomer skilled professional would have lived in Canada for less than three years, have limited or no Canadian work experience in their profession OR have re-engaged with their profession through academic training or bridging within the past 2 years.  You have the English skills required to perform effectively in the workplace, at least three years of international work experience in their area of expertise, achieved at least a bachelor’s degree – or equivalent post-secondary education – from outside of Canada. 



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