Accounting Career Mentor

(Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, TRIEC Mentoring Partnership)

Position ID: V-HVC0059 Last Full Update: 30 Apr 2018
Opportunity Details
CommentsThe TRIEC Mentoring Partnership brings together recent skilled immigrants and established professionals in occupation-specific mentoring relationships. Read on to find out how you can have an impact on an immigrant professional’s career path.
ContactJanet Gaffney, Mentoring Coordinator, Sheridan College Community Employment Services; Phone: 905-845-9430 ext 8134; Email:
DutiesMentors are paired a skilled newcomer from their profession. They assist a mentee in:  
•understanding the Canadian context of their profession and workplace culture  
•gathering information on their occupation and industry  
•improving job search strategies and networks
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BenefitsBenefits for the Mentor Volunteer:  
• Enhance leadership and coaching skills  
• Develop cross-cultural communication skills  
• Gain a better understanding of the skills and experience that immigrants bring  
• Become more aware of the job market and industry trends  
• Gain access to professional development customized to address mentor needs (If you are a member CPA; you can claim professional development credits towards your participation in these events.) 
Benefits for the Mentee:  
• Better understanding of the Canadian workplace and industry needs  
• Develops more effective job search strategies  
• Identifies ways to leverage experience and skills  
• Builds a local professional network
ClientsClients are job-ready skilled immigrants who have at least two years of international work experience in their profession before coming to Canada
Ages27 year(s) and up
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Workplaces / Corporate Groups
Areas of InterestCounselling ; Education Support (Training Programs) ; Employment / Career Guidance ; Finance / Cash Handling ; Mentorship / Leadership ; Volunteer from Home / Virtual
Skills/ExperienceAccounting & Finance ; Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Leadership ; Mentoring & Training - experience an asset but not required ; Mentors should have at least 2 years of professional experience in the Accounting field.
Commitment LengthShort Term ; 3 months
Interaction LevelOne-on-one
Minimum Hours6 / Month
Dates and TimesFlexible -- based on volunteer availability
LocationDetermined by volunteer Mentor, for example: coffee shop, library, workplace, community centre
Number of PositionsActon ; Burlington ; Georgetown ; Milton ; Oakville 
4 individual(s) needed in total. 
Mentors as welcome from any location. Meetings are scheduled at a location convenient for you
TrainingAn orientation is provided for Mentors prior to meeting their mentee. Mentors also have access to on-line resources, professional development sessions and the support of a mentoring coach throughout their mentoring relationship.
Police CheckNot Required
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Organization NameSheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, TRIEC Mentoring Partnership
Office Phone905-845-9430 ext 8134 
or 905-459-7533 ext 8134
Address & Map
Trafalgar Village
105 Cross Ave, Unit A7
Oakville, ON L6J 2W7
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