Who We Are
Federally incorporated in 2008, Hispanotech is a 100%-volunteer led and run not-for profit corporation, with the mission to help Latin American professionals to integrate and advance their careers in Canada.
Our programs and activities are geared to Latin American STEM professionals, however, everybody is welcome to join.
With these activities, we hope to play an important role in assisting New Canadians in the challenging journey of integration into the Canadian labour markets, and also help professionals already working in their field that want to advance their careers navigating the Canadian corporate culture.
What We Stand For
PROUD: We are grateful and committed to Canada, AND proud of our roots.
PROGRESSIVE: We embrace change and continuous improvement.
INCLUSIVE: We accept and respect that people are diverse in their opinions, ethnic background, religion, sexual orientation, and education.
COMMUNITY ORIENTED: We reach beyond our constituency to help and share experiences and know-how.
What We Do
Hispanotech's programs and activities are driven by our mission: to help our Members Connect, Succeed, and Give Back.
CONNECT with other professionals and organizations. The biggest obstacle experienced by immigrants is the loss of the network they had built in their home country, which included neighbourhood friends, school comrades, work colleagues, and relatives. Also lost is the implied recognition of symbols like the school or university you attended, the firms you worked at, the clubs you belonged to, and even your last name. All that was left behind the moment you landed in Canada, and has to be rebuilt.
SUCCEED in your career or business. Whether looking to get a job or looking to create jobs, immigrants need to understand the culture, context, and ecosystems of their new home, as well as the mechanics of how you actually go about it. And sometimes the choices you make when you first arrive are sub-optimal, and you may end up in a career path that doesn't fully utilize your capabilities. Changing course can be more challenging than starting up, but it can be done.
GIVE BACK to the community. Pay it forward, share your time and what you've learned along the way, or your good fortune. Whether you volunteer in an association, mentor a newcomer, or donate to a cause, you'll make the world a better place.