Mentoring is a well-known practice to help skilled immigrants build their professional networks while learning the ins and outs of the Canadian workplace culture. Mentoring also benefits the mentors and their employers, providing leadership development and allowing businesses to tap into a diverse talent pool.
Teri Currie, Group Head of Marketing, Corporate and People Strategies at TD Bank Group, says mentoring immigrants benefits TD and its employees in four ways:
- Addresses the looming talent shortage
- Provides leadership development
- Contributes to communities in which TD operates
- Builds employment brand