Are you new to Canada, looking for work, and building your network?
Become a connectee in the Connector Program and benefit from direct contact with people who are in the habit of making introductions and connecting others to opportunities. The Connector Program accelerates your integration into the professional community in Edmonton.
Through one-on-one meetings with connectors who work in your field you will:
You are eligible to become a connectee if you are:
And if you have:
If you have any further questions, please contact the Connector Program Coordinator.
No. While connectors are welcome to build a professional relationship with you beyond the first meeting, they are not required to remain in regular contact.
Connectors are successful professionals with well-established professional networks in Edmonton and are in the habit of making introductions and connecting others to opportunities.
You are invited to apply for this program if you are an internationally-trained professional and are actively looking for work. Our connectees are permanent residents who live in Edmonton. You need to be open to meeting new people in your field and open to advice and guidance from your connectors. Apply to be a Connectee
It is your responsibility to come prepared for the meeting and initiate the conversation. Topics you could discuss with your connector include professional background skills, and areas of expertise; sector-related news; labour market demands in Edmonton; potential career opportunities within your industry in Edmonton; and networking tips.
The meeting will be scheduled either at the connector’s office or another convenient public location suggested by the connector. (During the pandemic of COVID-19, the meetings are through telephone or video.)
No. Connectors are not expected to provide employment. The goal of these meetings is to help expand the connectee's local network. This will support their job search and help them learn about the Canadian workplace.