Career Mentors

(HMC Connections, Community Connections Program)

Position ID: V-HVC0115
Last Full Update: 02 Aug 2023

Opportunity Details: Career Mentors

Contact Treena Carson, Mentor Specialist, HMC Connections; Phone: 289-259-4388; Email:

You 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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Benefits What 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
Ages 25 year(s) and up
Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours No
Suitable For Adults (18+) ; Seniors (55+)
Areas of Interest Employment / Career Guidance ; Mentorship / Leadership ; Newcomer Assistance ; Volunteer from Home / Virtual
Skills/Experience Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Counseling & Support ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; General Computer Skills ; Leadership ; Listening Skills ; Mentoring & Training ; Patience ; Planning & Organizing ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Public Speaking ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently
Commitment Length Medium Term (4 months to 1 year)
Interaction Level One-on-one ; Virtual Volunteering
Minimum Hours 1 / Week
Seasons Year Round
Location Halton
Number of Positions Burlington ; Georgetown ; Milton ; Oakville 
5 individual(s) needed in total.
Training Orientation
Police Check Not Required
Additional Requirements Mentors 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.

Agency Details: HMC Connections, Community Connections Program

Office Phone 905-842-2486
Fax 905-842-8807
Mailing Address 1092 Speers Rd 
Oakville, ON L6L 2X4