MAPLE 2.0 – Mentorship in Action is a national program that brings together employers with internationally educated professionals (IEPs) through mentorship placements. It creates employment opportunities for new immigrants and helps employers enhance their intercultural understanding.
We work from an employer’s perspective by identifying the needs of employers in breaking down the barriers to hiring recent immigrants.
Our program strives to:
- Reduce the unemployment and underemployment rates of IEPs in Canada
- Increase public awareness and informed public dialogue about multiculturalism and diversity with Canadian employers
- Help IEPs acquire Canadian work experience in their field and expand their professional networks
- Address the issues of effective IEP integration into the Canadian workplace
- Support employers in adopting more inclusive hiring practices
Our program is offered in Ottawa, Calgary and Vancouver.
MAPLE 2.0 is managed by the International Talent Acquisition Centre (In-TAC) at the Ottawa Chinese Community Services Centre (OCCSC), and works in partnership with the Immigrant Services Society of British Columbia and Immigrant Services Calgary.