Research consistently shows that mentorship is an effective way to provide emerging professionals with enhanced pathways to great career opportunities. GLC’s provincial chapters connect ITLs with lawyers who are practicing in Canada. Their aim is to help ITLs get established in their legal careers and grow their professional networks.
GLC’s mentorship program supports NCA students or ITLs who are looking to secure and/or complete their articles. If you fit this description and are interested in being mentored, please email us. We’ll do our best to match you with a lawyer who is practicing in your city.
In lieu of a one-on-one mentorship program, GLC Ontario has launched a Small Group Program (“SGP”) that places licensing candidates and practicing lawyers into groups of 4 of 5 individuals. GLCO’s SGP offers the benefits of a traditional mentorship program and more. To learn more about the SGP and register for it, please visit our Small Group Program page.
GLC Alberta has also established local partnerships with the Calgary Region Immigrant Employment Council (CRIEC) and Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council (ERIEC). These councils’ mentoring programs benefit ITLs, as mentees, and practicing lawyers, as mentors. Please reach out to these councils directly if you are interested in participating in a mentorship program with them.
If you are a lawyer practicing in Canada (either internationally or Canadian-trained) and wish to share some of your time and energy with an ITL who would appreciate some guidance and support, please email us and we will match you with a mentee.
If you are a lawyer in Ontario and are interested in mentoring other ITLs, please consider registering for GLC Ontario’s Small Group Program. The SGP connects licensing candidates and practicing lawyers in groups of 4 of 5. An entire small group is enriched when experienced lawyers are willing to share their time and advice with other group members. To learn more about the SGP and register for it, please visit our Small Group Program page.