This resource for Newcomers is a directory listing of Professional Immigrant Networks (PIN) for those immigrants who are looking to build professional relations by joining a network in in their relevant field.This directory lists groups run by and for internationally-trained professionals. It has new and established groups from both regulated and non-regulated sectors. It covers many professions.
So what is a Professional Immigrant Network (PIN)?
This program is a TRIEC initiative and according to them, Professional Immigrant Networks are: organized, volunteer-run groups created by and for internationally-educated and experienced professionals who seek to:
- create a forum to contribute to and enrich their respective communities;
- cultivate social capital;
- find meaningful employment, primarily in their areas of professional practice;
- sharpen their skills-set, and;
- keep abreast with current trends and changes in their respective sectors
The online directory listing can be found on the TRIEC website at http://www.triec.ca/programs/ImmigrantNetworks/directoryofnetworks
and is also on the Settlement.org website at http://www.settlement.org/sys/faqs_detail.asp?faq_id=4001352