- How important is it to have Canadian Experience?
- Dans quelle mesure est-il important d'avoir de l'expérience au Canada?
- YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS: Is it a professional one?
- VOTRE ADRESSE ÉLECTRONIQUE : Est-elle professionnelle?
- CHECK YOUR RÉSUMÉ: Don’t risk it!
- VÉRIFIEZ VOTRE CV : Ne prenez pas de risques!
- Do you know what employers want?
- Savez-vous ce que les employeurs veulent?
- DON'T FORGET: First impressions matter
- N’OUBLIEZ PAS : Les premières impressions sont déterminantes
- DON'T WAIT: Apply immediately
- N’ATTENDEZ PAS : Présentez une demande immédiatement
- FIRST IMPRESSION: You only have seconds
- Première impression : Vous n’avez que quelques secondes
- FOLLOW-UP: The value of a Thank You note
- SUIVI : La valeur d'un mot de remerciement
- How can you access our Resource Centre?
- Comment pouvez-vous accéder à notre Centre de ressources?
- INTERVIEW: Practice makes perfect
- Mentorship for Internationally Trained Individuals!
- Mentorat pour les particuliers formés à l'étranger!
- NETWORKING: An important part of the job search
- LE RÉSEAUTAGE : Une partie importante de la recherche d'emploi
- PATIENCE: Networking takes time
- PATIENCE : le réseautage prend du temps
- YOUR REFERENCES: Make sure they know
- VOS RÉFÉRENCES : Assurez-vous qu'elles sont au courant
- STAY ORGANIZED: Track your job search
- Restez organisé : Faites le suivi de votre recherche d'emploi
- THE RÉSUMÉ: Getting started
- LE CURRICULUM VITÆ : Pour débuter
- BE PREPARED: Your telephone number
- SOYEZ PRÊT : Votre numéro de téléphone
- DRIVING: To answer the call or not to answer
- CONDUITE : Répondre à l'appel ou ne pas y répondre
- How long should your résumé be?
- Quelle devrait être la longueur de votre curriculum vitæ?
- Research is the first step to a successful interview!
- La recherche est la première étape d'une entrevue réussie!
- Where to find Jobs? There are many ways
- Où trouver un emploi? Il existe de nombreuses façons
- Why is it important to have a positive attitude?
- Pourquoi est-il important d'avoir une attitude positive?
- LMI for Internationally Trained Professionals
- L’Information sur le marché du travail (IMT) pour les nouveaux arrivants
- You got a job, congratulations! How to keep it
- Vous avez obtenu un emploi, félicitations! Comment le conserver
- Social Media and your chances of GETTING a JOB
- Les médias sociaux et vos chances de TROUVER un emploi
- Apprenez-en davantage à propos de l'Information sur le marché du travail
- VOICEMAIL: Should you have this service?
- MESSAGERIE : Devriez-vous avoir ce service?
Workplace Connections Mentoring Program
Our Career Mentor Volunteers can help you move your career to Canada!
Are you an immigrant professional job searching in Metro Vancouver? Our Career Mentors can help you move your career to Canada!
- develop the soft skills needed to succeed in a Canadian workplace,
- build professional networks,
- improve your professional English,
- practice self-marketing techniques, and
- identify potential employers.
Our aim is to match you with a Career Mentor in your field for three months. Mentees and mentors usually meet once a week for two hours, at a time and place suitable to you both.
You may also meet with a Career Mentor for a one time Information Mentorship meeting.
Career Mentors regularly facilitate round table discussions about specific fields. At these events, you will meet a Career Mentor and others in your profession.
Join our evening "Working Sessions" for an opportunity to meet more Career Mentors, network and learn from them. Topics include: The Art of Networking, Preparing for Interview Questions, Using LinkedIn and Workplace Culture.
This program is open to Permanent Residents, with LINC Level 5 or higher. You must be are eligible to work in Canada, have a clear employment goal, and be actively seeking work.
Please complete the online application form if you are interested in participating in this program.
Once a client, Now a Career Mentor
In the summer of 2007 I moved to Vancouver. I was happy and optimistic about what future could bring and at the same time hesitant as I left behind my family, friends, and a promising career. Shortly after started the job hunt, I noticed that the vacancies I was interested in had one common requirement – professional accounting designation. So, I joined the CGA BC Association and started working towards my designation.
While I was in the search for a job, I was advised to look into more resources to expend my network. An acquaintance recommended MOSAIC. That is how I learned about MOSAIC and eventually joined the Career Mentorship Program.
It didn’t take long before I was matched with my mentor. The knowledge and experience I gained from this partnership helped to polish my business communication skills and my understanding of the corporate environment in Canada. My mentor assisted with my resume and cover letter enhancement. She provided additional support and motivation which were critical in that period of my life. It was very valuable to me to receive constructive feedback and advices regarding my job search from a person who had known me only for a few weeks as I think that potential employers’ opinions would have been similar to my mentor’s.
One of my goals was to integrate well and quickly into the Canadian culture. The mentorship program at MOSAIC was another successful step towards it. As I learnt in the past few years, volunteering is a common and an important part of the Canadian community. This is different form the environment I came from. Once I obtained my designation, I found myself with more available time and felt that it is my turn to give back. I am excited to return to MOSAIC and looking to become a mentor myself. I am grateful to all the people who supported me during those first few years after I moved to Canada. I wish I can make it easier for newcomers to emerge into the Canadian society, same way as it was done for me once.
Currently, I am a proud employee of a world leading company in marine services. I work in a very dynamic and challenging atmosphere which I enjoy and which helped me grow as a professional and as a person. In the next few years I hope to further develop and excel within the company I work for.