Mentor stories

Enrique Enriquez – this program was IT!

My mentees inspire me! When Enrique Enriquez arrived in Canada from the Philippines in 2003, he brought with him skills in networking, systems support, administration, and teaching. The Mentoring Partnership was yet to   be launched. He struggled with and learnt the...

Amjad Rana- Mentoring Pro

"Being a mentor has taught me to be humble". When Amjad Rana first arrived in Canada 17 years ago, he trekked to a public library every day to scour suitable job postings in publications. He would then respond with hand-written resumes that were invariably six to...

Ranil Mendis – Mentor to 10 or more skilled immigrants

When Ranil Mendis immigrated to Canada in 1987, there was nothing like The Mentoring Partnership in place. He came with significant qualifications and experience, but it wasn’t translating well with employers in Canada. “I ended up doing very very junior roles,” he...

Riaz Shaikh – Mentor to 10 or more skilled immigrants

Riaz Shaikh, Supervisor Capital Projects, City of Toronto After immigrating from his native India in 2002, Riaz was unable to find a mentor in his professional field of architecture. “When I came to Canada, The Mentoring Partnership Program didn't exist,” recalls...

Saleha Hussain – Mentor to 10 or more skilled immigrants

Saleha Hussain, Building Engineer, City of Toronto Saleha’s parents immigrated to Canada when she was a teenager. She witnessed their struggle settling in Canada and trying to find jobs in their professional fields. Unfortunately, it never happened for them and they...

Sam Samanta – Mentor to 10 or more skilled immigrants

Sam Samanta, Senior Financial Analyst, City of Toronto Having mentored eleven times since 2004, Sam Samanta, a senior financial analyst at Corporate Finance Division, City of Toronto, always finds it rewarding. Sam is a Professional Engineer and holds a Master's...

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