Internships, Work Placements and Mentoring

One way for employers to connect with local job seekers is by offering internships or providing mentorship to individuals who are trying to enter the local labour market.

Internships and Work Placements

Internships offer employers the opportunity to work with skilled individuals with a global perspective and international professional experience.  Internships also offer employers an opportunity to learn about an individual’s skills, knowledge and work ethic before taking them on as a permanent employee.

Internships offer newcomers the opportunity to develop Canadian work experience,  gain a greater understanding of Canadian workplace culture, improve occupation-specific language skills, and demonstrate their skills and experience to potential employers.

If you are interested in learning more about paid or unpaid internships, the following organizations are a good place to start:

Career Edge
Polycultural Immigrant & Community Services


Research and experience has shown that mentoring is an effective way to help newcomers learn about the Canadian labour market, make connections with established professionals working in their field, and gain valuable advice about career development.

If you or employees at your company are interested in mentoring new Canadians who are looking for work in your field, or becoming a partner with a Professional Immigrant Network, click on the links below:

The Mentoring Partnership
TRIEC Professional Immigrant Networks


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