Build your professional network and get a headstart in your career.
Whether you are looking for career support or you want to provide career support for others, there is a place for you with us.
BECOME A MENTOR
Becoming a mentor with us is a rewarding experience which includes;
- Make positive impacts in the lives of others.
- Strengthen leadership and coaching skills.
- Improve inter-cultural awareness.
- Develop cross-cultural communication skills.
- Give back to your professional community.
Time Commitment of mentor: 1.5 hours
FIND A MENTOR
Whether you are looking for insights, resume help, a support system from people who have done what you aspire to do, or want to switch your career, you’ll find a meaningful connection in our community.
- Develop a professional network that provides you access to the “hidden job market”.
- A better understanding of Canadian job search strategies.
- Receive constructive feedback that can helps you learn, grow, and develop your skillsets.
- Improve earning trajectories.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
"The Freshstart Hub is an amazing platform for immigrants and newcomers. It is incredible to be able to connect with leaders from the industry that can share their insight and experiences with us."
"The Freshstart Hub has made it possible for us to connect with other successful immigrants and have a safe space to share our honest thoughts and questions. Thank you!"
MEET THE MENTORS
Watch Past Mentorship Sessions
Mentor: Kunle Tauhid
Session: Feb 2, 2021
Vice President, Financing and Consulting, BDC
Mentor: Amir Feizpour
Session: Feb 25, 2021
Co-Founder & CEO, Aggregate Intellect
Mentor: Rebecca Pang
Session: March 23, 2021
Vice President, Commercial Financial Services, Diversified Asian Markets, RBC
Mentor: Farhana Mahbub
Session: April 22, 2021
Director, Strategic Initiatives, RBC Capital Markets
Mentor: Patrick Egbunonu
Session: May 27, 2021
Associate Dean, St. Lawrence College School of Business
Mentor: Anilisa Sainani
Session: June 18, 2021
Vice President, Finance and Chief Accountant ,RBC
Mentor: Jai Gunasekaran
Session: June 29, 2021
Director, One Analytics PWC Canada
Mentor: Alma Arzate
Session: July 21, 2021
Director, Global Supply Chain Logistics, Apotex Inc.
Mentor: Adetomiwa Omololu
Session: Aug 4, 2021
Director Global Commercial Data & Analytics, McCain Foods
Mentor: Deenah Patel
Session: Aug 18, 2021
Head of Channel Partnerships, RBC
Mentor: Michael Kehinde
Session: Sep 1, 2021
Special Advisor/EA to the Assistant Deputy Minister, Ontario Anti-Racism Directorate
Mentor: Dele Ibitoye
Session: Sep 15, 2021
Senior Director & Head, IT Operational Risk & Cyber Controls Assurance (Cyber Security), RBC
Mentor: Joseph Olagunju
Session: Oct 27, 2021
Senior Director, Corporate Credit Risk, CIBC
Mentor: Sodiq Fowosere
Session: Feb 19, 2021
Manager, e-Commerce DC Operations, Christian Dior Couture
Frequently Asked Questions
It is open to professionals from any industry and at any level, who want to give back and support internationally trained talents and international students on their journey by offering mentorship and support. We welcome both women and men as mentors.
The mentorship session lasts 1.5 hours. During the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to ask the mentor questions in a safe environment.
Every session is carefully curated to meet the interests of our members and the industries in which they are interested. Because the payback is huge and long-lasting when internationally trained talents and international students are able to receive ideas from someone who has direct experience and understands exactly where they’re coming from.
Anytime! Registration for the mentorship session is open all year, and we’re always looking for new mentors. Please sign up here if you want to become a mentor.
You can attend as many as you want because we are always updating the mentorship sessions. If you can’t find anyone that you are currently interested in, subscribe here to be notified as soon as update the sessions.
Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, all our programs are delivered virtually. Please make sure you add it to your calendar when you register.