KEYS offers 3 different mentoring opportunities to fit the availability and interests of immigrant and volunteer participants:
Established professionals share their expertise and experience one-on-one with an immigrant professional in the same field for 24 hours over a 4 month period. Mentoring includes face to face meetings, phone calls and emails, and is supported by a Mentor Coach.
The Connector Program
Established professionals with deep business and professional contacts help to expand the professional networks of immigrants by committing to one face-to-face meeting with a newcomer in the same field and to referring them to 3 additional contacts from their own network.
Career Networking Events
Local employers network with new talent in Kingston, sharing information about their occupation while participating in a 2-hour networking reception. Each networking reception brings together professionals from a specific field. It gives newcomers exposure to the Kingston job market, provides occupation-specific information about Canadian workplace and job search culture, and serves to expand the professional networks of immigrants.