Speed Career Networking events are quick-hit events designed to maximize networking and informational opportunities for skilled immigrants. They also provide opportunities for locally established professionals to use their professional expertise to support Edmonton’s global talent!

Speed Career Networking aims to:

  • Enhance the career development competencies of internationally-trained professionals.
  • Broaden understanding of how internationally-trained professionals can best apply their existing skills to the Canadian workplace.
  • Increase employability.
  • Increase the networks of mentees and mentors.

"The event was valuable to me as a mentor as I came to realize the expertise and potential of many people looking for work."

Speed Networking Mentor

The Speed Career Networking (SCN) event is divided into 10-15-minute sessions. Groups of two to three mentees (internationally-trained professionals) are paired with a mentor (local professional) to ask questions and learn job search and career tips. After each session, the mentees move to a different mentor for another round of networking. An informal, open networking follows where participants continue with discussions started during the speed networking session.

These events are not intended to be a career fair or job recruitment opportunity. However, the practical information and career tips provided by professional insiders can help mentees build and develop their career in Canada.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is a speed career networking mentee?

A speed mentee is a job-ready, skilled immigrant who wants to gain knowledge about their industry in Canada, enhance career development competencies, and be introduced to networks in their profession.

How does speed career mentoring help mentees?

As an internationally-trained professional new to Edmonton, you will increase your professional networks, broaden your understanding of your professional locally, and pick up some practical advice on opportunities within your field.

Who is a speed career networking mentor?

A speed mentor is an established professional in Edmonton who shares their insights into industry-specific employment practices, market conditions, and opportunities to help a speed mentee strengthen job search strategies, increase networks, and understand how they can best apply their skills into the Canadian job market in their field.

How does speed career mentoring help mentors?

As a local professional, you will meet other professionals with global perspectives, build your network of professionals, enhance your coaching skills, and make a difference in the job search of a skilled immigrant.

Build Your Network

Connect with local business leaders and immigrants with international experience to build a diverse, professional network.