Windmill Mentorship Program - How It Works?

Overview of the Mentorship Program

Windmill’s Mentorship Program is designed to connect Windmill clients with mentors in their respective career industries. The Mentorship Program is FREE, and reserved ONLY for Windmill clients. 

This initiative not only helps mentees gain valuable insights into the Canadian workplace but also allows mentors to enhance their leadership skills and contribute positively to the community. Participation in this program is highly valued by both mentees and mentors alike, fostering a mutually beneficial learning environment.

How the Mentorship Program Works

  • Matching Process: Windmill carefully matches mentors—both former clients and other volunteers—with mentees based on their professional backgrounds and career goals.
  • Duration and Interaction: The program runs for four months and offers multiple entry points throughout the year, allowing mentors and mentees to conveniently connect, share knowledge, and learn from each other’s experiences.

Key Achievements of the Program

  • Mentor Matches: Since its inception in 2019, the program has successfully made 720 mentor-mentee matches.
  • Volunteer Hours: Participants have collectively donated 8,160 hours, driving professional success for numerous newcomers.

Benefits of the Mentorship Program

For Mentees

  • Career Guidance: Discover various career paths and refine personal preferences.
  • Strategic Planning: Develop strategies and plans for future career goals.
  • Networking: Learn effective networking strategies to gain work experience or find new career opportunities.
  • Skill Development: Identify personal strengths, skills gaps, and areas for improvement through diverse perspectives.

For Mentors

  • Community Contribution: Give back to the community by assisting newcomers and sharing valuable insights.
  • Leadership Development: Refine leadership skills and professional expertise by guiding others.
  • Personal Growth: Experience personal satisfaction and growth by helping others overcome challenges.

How to Become a Mentor or Mentee

Interested individuals with at least two years of professional experience in their field are encouraged to participate. To become a mentor or mentee, please contact for more information.

Testimonials from Participants

  • Yusuf Alimi (Mentee): “Don’t go through this process without a mentor. It can be lonely.”
  • Julianna Yau Yorgan (Mentor): “Most people think that only the mentee benefits from mentorship, but that’s not true! I’ve gained a lot as a mentor, helping others face challenges I never had to.”
  • Seun (Mentor): “The Windmill loan made my licensing process possible. I wanted to give back, which is why I participate in the mentorship program.”
  • Masoud (Mentor): “Don’t give up. Find the right path to get your license.”
  • Abhishek (Mentor): “There’s no reason we can’t help all newcomers to be successful.”

For those interested in either giving back to the community as a mentor or gaining invaluable guidance as a mentee, Windmill’s Mentorship Program offers a fulfilling opportunity to engage with and support the professional growth of newcomers in Canada. Join us in making a significant impact on the lives of immigrants striving for success in their new home.

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