Media Stories

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Bloomberg
DATE
Dec 24, 2018
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A short video about Knitstanbul, a non-profit in Turkey that engages refugee women to crochet and knit children's toys and clothes, which are then sold across Europe. >> Sewing; Women

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CBC
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Nov 30, 2018
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Some newcomer moms in Winnipeg are getting help learning a new skill while spending time with their children thanks to a non-profit called One Nation Exchange. >> Sewing; Women

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Ottawa Citizen
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Jul 23, 2018
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The story of a Syrian refugee newcomer to Ottawa, who is one of the first to open his own business, a furniture upholstery business. >> Retail; Sewing; Entrepreneurship

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National Observer
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Mar 09, 2017
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From war-torn homes to manufacturing emergency kits for Canada's coast guard, Syrian refugees make the leap into the workforce. >> Manufacturing; Sewing

HEADLINESewing program helps make entrepreneurs of GTA refugees
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Toronto Star
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Mar 03, 2017
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Darzee' — the word means 'tailor, seamstress and stitch' in Arabic, Hindi, Persian and Urdu — is a program launched by Mes Amis Canadais that is dedicated to helping newly arrived refugee women develop and hone their sewing and marketing skills as a means of earning income and supporting their families. It was launched in February by Mes Amis Canada, a Toronto grassroots organization that helps refugees in the areas of education, social integration, health, employment and assimilation. >> Sewing; Entrepreneurship It was launched in February by Mes Amis Canada, a Toronto grassroots organization that helps refugees in the areas of education, social integration, health, employment and assimilation.

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UNHCR Canada
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Dec 15, 2016
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With the help of sponsors, Rabiaa Al Soufi's skills have become a valued part of one tight-knit community in Nova Scotia, Canada. >> Sewing; Entrepreneurship

Programs & Events

Sectors:
All
Type:
Basic skills with English, Training with newcomer focus
Organizers:
Catholic Crosscultural Services
Location(s):
GTA-East, Scarborough
Start Date:
Ongoing
Minimum CLB:
2
Sectors:
Fashion, Sewing
Type:
Basic skills with English, Entrepreneurship
Organizers:
Heritage Skills Development Centre (HSDC)
Location(s):
GTA-East, Scarborough
Start Date:
Not yet confirmed or scheduled
Minimum CLB:
No minimum specified

Work to Consider

Manufacturing

Often, the term “manufacturing” conjures images of large factories where employees work on an assembly line to piece things together, such as fabricated metal products, machinery, and automobiles. Given the diversity of products and production methods, there are many different jobs within the manufacturing sector.

Sewing

An overview of job opportunities in sewing in the GTA, with discussion of occupations in this sector; types of employers; expected compensation; English speaking requirement; training programs available; and stories in the media.