Mentorship & New Immigrants


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Mentoring Program
  • The Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC)'s New Immigrants Committee launched its new Mentoring program for New Immigrants in 2011.
  • The 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.

Mandate

  • 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

  • So far, two mentoring programs have been conducted in a calendar year.
  • The program usually has one mentor and 6 mentees in a sector specific mentoring group.
  • Once the group is matched, the mentees take part in 5 mentoring sessions over a course of 4 months.
  • 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, fill the respective forms

If you have any questions, please contact Pawan Chankotra at mentoring@iccconline.org

or ICCC office at iccc@iccconline.org  or 416.224.0090

The Team (Mentoring Committee)

  • Kanwar Dhanjal - Director - ICCC
  • Ashok Baghwala - Chair
  • Samy Ramchandran
  • Nayan Brahmbhatt
  • Kala Naryanan
  • Ketan Gandhi
  • Davinder Bhatia
  • Mokshi Virk
  • Fawzia Khan
The Team (New Immigrants Committee)
  • Pradyman Jhala - Chair
  • Jagmohan Nanda - Co - Chair
  • Rakesh Joshi 
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