The Mentoring for Change program matches internationally educated professionals (mentees) with individuals who have a strong background in the same professional field coupled with years of Canadian experience (mentors). Mentors provide information on labor market trends, accreditation and licensing procedures, and offer support and guidance to help mentees in their efforts to settle in Canada and ultimately find employment in their professional field.
In order to extend our reach to include more participants, we have built our program on an e-mentoring foundation. The portal makes it easy to join our program, and once you are active, it keeps your mentoring activities and contacts all in one place. You will receive important prompts and reminders, and you can correspond directly from the portal.
With hundreds of success stories, we know that mentoring support works for newcomers. . We encourage you to participate in mentoring by registering as a mentor or a mentee.
Find a mentor
If you are engaged in any program at Skills for Change, you qualify for the program. Be sure to discuss this opportunity with a counsellor, or register via our e-mentoring portal.
Be a mentor
We are always looking for great people who want to volunteer their time as a mentor. We host mentor orientation meetings once per month. You can register for the program directly via our e-mentoring portal.
The Seniors Mentoring Entrepreneurs (SME) program enables
clients (mentees) to get professional guidance from mentors on starting their own
businesses in Canada.
Skills for Change’s Seniors Mentoring Entrepreneurs (SME) will engage seniors as mentors in fields including small business, retail, B2B and provide specialized support in areas such as e-Business and small scale manufacturing.
Mentors will act in an advisory capacity to guide entrepreneurs to empower their business proposals and help their business venture come to fruition. e
The goal of the Seniors Mentoring Entrepreneurs program is to provide our unemployed and underemployed clients with an opportunity to realize their entrepreneurship potential by developing and implementing new businesses. Through this project, clients will be able to receive guidance and mentoring from seniors who have significant experience in business start-ups.
- Internationally trained professionals who are interested in starting their own businesses
- Specialists in particular profession/skills
- Have a grand business idea or a draft business plan ready for implementation
Seniors who have 5 or more years experience in business start-ups and entrepreneurship.
Registration and Information
For additional information or registration, email Jin Olberg at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 416-658-3101 ext 242.