TRIEC Mentoring partnership Enables skilled recent immigrants to integrate into the Canadian labour market through mentorship


TMP Impact Story | Siva

Siva had big plans when she arrived to Canada from Malaysia in 2009. Determined to work in financial services, she began to do as much as she could to understand the Canadian financial sector. With the financial skills and experience she gained back home, she knew she could be a great fit for a job in Canada, but needed help navigating the Canadian workforce culture—that’s when she found a mentor through TRIEC’s Mentoring Partnership program.

Today Siva works with TD Bank in the Real Estate Secured Lending group, and is working towards attaining her Certified Credit Professional (CPP) qualification. “Because I knew I would be able to transfer my skills from back home, my mentor helped me achieve my objective, “ Siva says. “Now that I’m established in my career, I decided to give back to the community,” and support newcomers as a mentor for the Mentoring Partnership.


Impact Snapshot

$10.50 | Amount in economic benefit received for every $1 invested

$100M | Net present value of the impact created annually with TMP at scale (6,000 mentor matches)

>70% | Proportion of mentees employed in field/related field in 12 months

$1.7M | Amount of carry-on funding secured


  • The work of the Mentoring Partnership is exciting to me because it fits a lot of what LEAP was looking for: it's a proven model with great social return on investment, it has the ability to scale, and it has a group of people both inside and around TMP that have the ambition to scale.
    — Sam Duboc, Executive Chairman, Beacon
  • LEAP was drawn to our program because it's successful and it can be scaled. Our goal is to improve the program and increase the program–LEAP is providing the strategy and the know-how to get us to that point.
    — Margaret Eaton, Executive Director, Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC)