Mentoring Programs

Mentoring or coaching programs help skilled immigrants meet people in their profession and learn more about Ontario’s workplaces. They are a valuable tool for employers looking to help immigrants on staff adjust to their new work environment. This section contains links to mentoring or coaching programs.

ALLIES National Mentoring Initiative

The ALLIES National Mentoring Initiative supports urban centres in Canada to develop, implement and enhance mentoring programs for skilled immigrants in their communities. It will establish mentoring as a successful labour market strategy across Canada.


The Mentoring Partnership is a group of agencies in and around Toronto who offer job specific mentoring to skilled immigrants.

Career Bridge offers paid internships for internationally qualified immigrants.

Mentoring for Change assists internationally trained professionals in their search for suitable employment.


The Mentorship for Newcomer Success program connects internationally trained individuals with local mentors to help them gain a better understanding of the local job market in their field or occupation; establish valuable networking contacts; and learn more about sector-specific language and professional practice in Canada.

Niagara Region

Employment Solutions assist newcomers in the Niagara Region to gaining meaningful employment in Canada.