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Mark Guppy, Team Manager- Channel Care, for TELUS in Burnaby, BC, knows the value of mentorship firsthand. “I’ve personally had several mentors throughout my working life, who have been instrumental in my success and career progression” said Mark, who started with TELUS in 2008.
Vancouver is becoming a truly global city, with major demographic and cultural shifts happening everywhere. As I think about these changes, I can't help asking myself,"Are we ready for these shifts? Are we ready to welcome new Canadians with their different accents and perspectives in our workplaces?"
TELUS has been a strong supporter of IEC-BC’s MentorConnect program since its inception. Cindy Laporte, People and Culture Manager at TELUS in Edmonton, was instrumental in launching the Company’s mentorship program. We sat down with Cindy to discuss how TELUS has benefited from its relationship with IEC-BC.
IEC-BC is on the road through May 8 promoting its new FAST BC initiative overseas. Developed in partnership with the BCIT, this pilot project provides pre-arrival support to automotive service technicians, carpenters and power engineers, who have already received approval to immigrate to Canada.