The CPAC-RBC Youth Mentorship Program aims to assist young people aged 21 to 35 in gaining knowledge of the Canadian workplace, learning job search and related soft skills, and finding professional employment in their fields of training through the guidance and advice of established professionals (mentors). This is an enhanced mentorship program, with the additional components of employment counselling and systemic skills training to help participants (mentees) jump start their careers in Canada.
CPAC has been successfully delivering the mentoring program for over 15 years. We have over 600 established professional mentors who volunteer their time to help new professionals get established in their field. We work with applicants of all professions including Accounting, Engineering, IT, Banking, Financial Industry and Marketing etc.
Our mentors are: IT Department Director, Software Engineer, IT Security Officer, Director of Analytics, Data Analyst, Senior Risk Management Managers, Investment Banking Manager, Branch Managers of the Banks, Auditing Manager and Tax, Senior Tax Specialist, Senior Auditing Manager, Senior Tax Manager, Senior Accounting Manager, Senior Data Scientist, Structural Engineer, Electrical Engineers Mechanical Engineers Chemical Engineers, etc.
- Mentoring by established professionals (12 weeks)
- Effective communication skills training
- One-on-one employment counselling
- Job search workshops
- Resume writing and interview preparation with experienced career coach
- Internship and work placement opportunities
- Networking opportunities with employers
- Connection with professional associations
- Ages 21 to 35
- Canadian citizens, landed immigrants or international students
- Degree or diploma from a post-secondary institution
- CLB level 7 or above (internationally educated applicants)
- Legally entitled to work in Canada
For registration and inquiries, please contact Margaret Zou at (416)-298-7885 x105 or Margaret.firstname.lastname@example.org
Or if you are interested in the program, you can also download the application form from the link: Mentee-Application-Form.docx
“I am very thankful that CPAC acts as a bridge to connect newcomers with resources and opportunities that enable them to start a new life here. As a participant of the mentorship program, I want to share my experience about mentoring. My mentor is very experienced in providing guidance and advice on job search and interview preparations. I have learned how to grasp the key points in a job posting and how to act professionally at virtual interviews. My mentor took time out of his busy schedule in order to prepare me for the final round of interview. Thanks to my mentor Kevin Chen, I finally succeeded in starting my career in Canada.”
"The CPAC-RBC program was a beam of light in my job search as it introduced me to new people and enabled me to start networking. It was through networking that I was able to obtain an interview that eventually led to my employment. My mentor was instrumental in guiding me to present my qualifications and handle challenges effectively in the job search process. I really appreciate CPAC staff for the hard work and help me. They were pivotal to my success in finding employment in Canada."
"In the CPAC-RBC Mentoring Program, I learned how to write a CV effectively by using point forms and proper formats; I improved my interview skills and performance through working with my mentor. More importantly, I gained a better understanding of myself and became confident in my abilities. Thanks to the guidance and support from CPAC staff as well as my mentor, I was able to achieve the goals I set for myself."
"The CPAC-RBC Mentoring Program opened up my mind and changed my thinking. I learned to be more confident in myself and trust my own capabilities. Also, I learned how to build and develop my network as well as writing effective resumes and perform best at interviews. Especially, I benefitted a lot from the guidance and help from my mentor throughout my job search. She helped me choose the right job and adapt to the new work environment. Thank you CPAC for this amazing program."