Career Mentors

(HMC Connections, Community Connections Program)

Position ID: V-HVC0115 Last Full Update: 09 May 2022
Opportunity Details
ContactTreena Carson, Mentor Specialist, HMC Connections; Phone: 905-842-2486 ext 23; Email:
DutiesYou will be paired with someone who has immigrated to the GTA and has experience and/or training in their industry, but who may not understand the Canadian context of their profession, workplace culture, or know how to translate their skill sets. 
As a mentor, you may help your mentee by doing the following: 
• Giving practical advice on how to navigate a job search in the GTA 
• Supporting them to grow their professional networks, connecting them to your contacts where appropriate 
• Advising on recommended training and career development 
• Helping them deal with questions and issues that may arise in the early stages of employment.
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BenefitsWhat you get in return 
• valuable professional development opportunity with a chance to strengthen your coaching and leadership skills and gain an international perspective on your field 
• Improved cross-cultural awareness 
• Spot talent for potential recruitment – before your competition. But above all, the chance to give back to your professional community and take part in the mutual exchange of ideas and information
Ages25 year(s) and up
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+)
Areas of InterestEmployment / Career Guidance ; Mentorship / Leadership ; Newcomer Assistance ; Volunteer from Home / Virtual
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; General Computer Skills ; Leadership ; Mentoring & Training ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Public Speaking ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently
Commitment LengthShort Term ; Medium Term (4 months to 1 year)
Interaction LevelOne-on-one ; Virtual Volunteering
SeasonsYear Round
Number of PositionsBurlington ; Georgetown ; Milton ; Oakville 
5 individual(s) needed in total.
Additional RequirementsMentors who have industry knowledge, experience, and skill to share with newcomers in their profession. 
• Good industry knowledge and business experience 
• At least 3 to 4 years of professional experience in any industry in Canada 
• Active links to professional networks in your field 
• Desire to connect with people from other countries and cultures.
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Organization NameHMC Connections, Community Connections Program
Office Phone905-842-2486
Mailing Address1092 Speers Rd 
Oakville, ON L6L 2X4