Toronto Community Housing Staff Join the Mentoring Partnership Program

Toronto Community Housing Staff Join the Mentoring Partnership Program

October 11, 2007

The Mentoring Partnership Program matches Toronto Community Housing staff from various divisions with internationally trained professionals who are new to Canada and seeking employment in similar professions. The program is a partnership between Toronto Community Housing and TRIEC - the Toronto Region Immigration Employment Council.

Today, a significant number of highly trained, job-ready immigrants represent a large amount of the labour pool in Toronto. Many of these people are underemployed and often unemployed. Mentoring helps internationally trained professionals access employment opportunities within their line of work by orienting them with the Canadian workplace culture.

The mentees who take part in the program are educated and experienced in the fields of accounting/finance, communications, engineering, human resources, social work/social policy urban planning, information and technology and purchasing. Through the program, mentees are provided with networking opportunities and support and encouragement throughout the job search process.

Since the program's launch in 2004:

  • 70% of mentees have found professional employment either during or three months after the mentoring relationship
  • The average salary of mentees has increased by 250%

For more information on the Mentoring Partnership Program, visit http://www.thementoringpartnership.com/index.asp.