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  • New Mentoring Program for New Immigrants, launched by ICCC


    By jkundan




    The Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the launch of a new Mentoring program for New Immigrants. This Group Mentoring Program will be conducted in association with JVS Toronto and TRIEC.

    This program aims to connect mentees – internationally trained Indo-Canadian newcomers, with mentors – successful Indo-Canadian professionals. The mentors will be drawn from the pool of professional talent available within the Chamber’s membership.

    Objectives of the program

    - To help new skilled newcomers by matching them with a mentor with similar background
    - To assist them with developing their professional networks and with making educated career decisions
    - To increase understanding of Canadian workplace culture and the reality of transferring professional designations
    - To strengthen the knowledge of community resources and linkages to settlement services, skill development, job search resources, language and literacy programming among other services

    Advantages of the program

    Mentee Benefits

    - Increased self-knowledge and awareness
    - Obtain strategic tools for ongoing career development and success
    - Enhance communication skills
    - Develop professional etiquette
    - Identify talents needed in the Canadian workplace
    - Build their network for work and career success
    - Become employed in their field of expertise

    Mentor Benefits

    - Increased self-knowledge and self awareness
    - Optimize coaching and mentoring skills
    - Build leadership excellence
    - Dialogue with and learn from the experiences of internationally trained people
    - Share knowledge and wisdom and explore new ideas and perspectives
    - Learn about and contribute to the community
    - Recognition from ICCC

    Action plan

    We will launch the program with a pilot project between March 2011 and May 2011, for a selected group. The pilot program will comprise one mentor and 6 mentees in a sector specific mentoring group. Once the group is matched, they will take part in 5 mentoring sessions over a course of 4 months. The main program will commence in June 2011.

    If you are a new immigrant or a seasoned Canadian professional, we encourage you to be a part of this program.

    To apply to the program, either as a mentor or a mentee, download the forms at http://www.ICCC.ORG/MENTORING" rel="nofollow">LINK

    Send the completed forms to, or fax to 905-279-2417.

    If you have any questions, please contact Kundan at or ICCC office at or 416.224.0090

    Warm Regards,

    Kundan Joshi
    Vice President & Corporate Secretary
    Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce 


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