Why Mentor ???
You are helping people build the country!!
As an immigrant himself, Stuart Mark knows how tough it can be to move to a new country.
You don’t know many people. You don’t have a professional network. And somehow you need to find work.
Stuart, an Operational Readiness Leader for TELUS, lived through this after he immigrated to Canada from Scotland in 2004.
“I feel real empathy for people coming to this country because I’ve done it myself.”
Now he supports other internationally trained professionals new to Calgary by being a CRIEC mentor, a rewarding experience that he eagerly recommends to others.
“You’re helping people build the country,” he says.
He’s learned a lot about the world by mentoring people from such places as Argentina, Nigeria and Australia.
“You get to learn about where they’re from and the stories that they have—and what brought them to Canada,” he says.