Mentorship

Our mentoring program assists newcomers, builds inclusive workplaces, and strengthens the ability of Calgary organizations to attract and retain talent.

Whether you are an internationally educated professional living in Calgary or in the process of pre-arrival preparation, we offer mentorship programs that will support you to settle, live, and work in Canada. 

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  • I needed an insider's view of my industry, its current state...what courses would benefit me, what seminars and networking circles offered better value, which video conferences and industry magazines to subscribe to, which associations to join. And I was fortunate to get all that from my mentor!
    Vijay Panchmatia
    Mentoring Program Participant

Audio Conversations: Pathways to Belonging and Influence

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.

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Audio and Transcripts

Report

The goal of this research project was to identify common trends, practices, and strategies among successful immigrants for establishing oneself in Canada.

The report highlights ten key strategies identified for success.

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Audio and Transcripts

Report

The goal of this research project was to identify common trends, practices, and strategies among successful immigrants for establishing oneself in Canada.

The report highlights ten key strategies identified for success.

View Report

BVC Partners with CRIEC

Mentoring Initiatives

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.

 

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