Make Mentoring Part of New Employee Orientation

Consider developing an internal mentoring program to support new employees, including skilled immigrants, in their adjustment to the workplace.

Some of your mentors may also want to develop their coaching, communication, and leadership skills though an external mentoring program, such as The Mentoring Partnership in Toronto or other mentoring programs offered through your local immigrant employment council.

Mentoring programs bring together established professionals (mentors) from all types of corporations and skilled immigrants (mentees) in occupation-specific mentoring relationships.

Additional Resources

  • Apotex: Read about how the pharmaceutical company helps skilled immigrants improve their communication skills.
  • ATI: Read about how the technology company creates a welcoming and inclusive environment for its diverse employees.
  • Gennum: Read about the technology firm’s programs for new employees, including language, communication and social styles classes.
  • Guide to Mentoring: This guide will help you create a structure for mentoring employees, including developing the mentoring relationship, managing the mentoring relationship and evaluating the mentoring relationship.
  • Webinar: Listen to Deloitte and Toronto Community Housing Corporation describe how mentoring skilled immigrants has increased employee retention and boosted morale.
  • Mentoring Stories: Read about mentoring programs at the City of Toronto and St. Michael’s Hospital.