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.
For immigrants seeking help expanding their professional networks and attaining their employment goals in Kingston.
For established Kingston professionals wishing to help open doors for a skilled immigrant.