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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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