Strategies and skills of flourishing Canadians, born abroad
Pathways to Belonging and Influence: Strategies and skills of the flourishing Canadians, born abroad is a joint applied research project between Calgary Region Immigrant Employment Council (CRIEC) and Bow Valley College. The goal of this research project was to identify common trends, practices and tactics among successful immigrants and determine effective strategies for establishing oneself in Canada. This project is funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
The first part of this project includes a series of audio conversations with immigrants who have successfully established themselves and are flourishing in Canada. The conversations reflect a diversity of experiences. Each person has unique life lessons to share with you. Listen to these conversations or read the transcripts to learn strategies and tips for establishing yourself and experiencing success in Canada. The second part of this project resulted in a report which summarizes common strategies and practices among successful immigrants.
Bow Valley College, in partnership with the Calgary Region Immigrant Employment Council (CRIEC), offers mentorship programs for internationally educated professionals (IEPs). The goal of the program is to connect immigrant professionals with Canadian experienced working professionals in a mentoring partnership.
CRIEC is part of a network of Immigrant Employment Councils (IEC) across the country that support newcomers with career path planning, mentoring, and other strategies to assist newcomers.
We prepare internationally educated professionals to arrive in Calgary.
This program has been designed to better prepare internationally educated immigrants (IEPs) to arrive in Calgary with the tools and information they will need to start building their new career.
The program includes:
Program partners include:
Contact SmartPathways@bowvalleycollege.ca for more information and to begin the registration process.
Watch this recorded webinar to learn more about the SmartPathways program.
The online training modules are relevant, targeted, and interactive training to prepare IEPs to find a job. Training modules include:
After the completion of Modules 1 - 3, participants will be matched with a Calgary mentor working in a similar field.
Before leaving their home country, participants will meet with their mentor 2 - 4 times, via Skype, and learn more about:
Participants will also have a meeting with their mentor after they arrive in Calgary.
To be eligible for this program, participants must:
A mentorship program with a proven track record
Internationally Educated Professionals (IEPs) face a variety of obstacles when arriving in Canada. The information and guidance they receive can impact their ability to find meaningful employment and be critical to their career and skill-development related decisions.
By participating in a mentoring program, IEPs develop a professional network, learn effective job-search strategies, gain a better understanding of Canadian workplace culture, and obtain industry and occupation-specific information.
This program is made possible through an investment by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.
For more information on mentorship, email firstname.lastname@example.org
The goals of the program are to connect immigrant professionals with Canadian experienced working professionals in a mentoring partnership, build inclusive workplaces, and strengthen the ability of Calgary organizations to attract and retain talent.
This four month structured program includes:
The one-on-one program is supported by the following sessions:
Mentors are established professionals eager and willing to set aside time to develop a supportive professional relationship with a mentee. Mentors must have:
To register to be a mentor, visit the CRIEC website for more information.
A mentee is a skilled immigrant who is seeking guidance to find employment in Calgary. Mentees will be interviewed as part of the selection process and must:
To register, email email@example.com. In your email include a copy of your resume and your CLB results or equivalent.