April 10, 2013
Mentoring Gives Skilled Immigrants Better Chances at Employment
A recent study by ALLIES (Assisting Local Leaders with Immigrant Employment Strategies), , immigrants are far more likely to not only gain employment, but gain it in their respective field by utilizing a mentoring program. By connecting an internationally-trained professional with a Canadian counterpart, a mentoring program gives newcomers the opportunity to create networks and build relationships, ultimately strengthening the economy.
The study showed that after a twelve month mentoring period of skill-assessed immigrants the unemployment rate had decreased from 73% to 19% — with the majority of employed mentorees working in their field and average full-time earnings up over 60%. During this time they were instructed on Canada’s job market, as well as specific business requirements and work cultures,
With a mentoring program in place, not only does our economy become stronger, but newcomers are better integrated. We all stand to gain.
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