Covid-19 update: As of May 12, 2020 this program, originally expected to begin in May 2020,  was planned to begin in June 2020, in Brampton.

Are you interested in increasing your family income? Do you have interest and/or skills in sewing? The 15-week sewing and small business program, organized by Indus Community Services, is for you!

This is a unique training program tailored specifically to meet the needs of newcomers who have some basic sewing skills or interest in sewing and alterations.  The program aims to spark the entrepreneurial spirit by providing the skills, knowledge and language to start their own sewing and alterations business. Participants will be able to gain skills around sewing and develop a firm understanding of business knowledge in a Canadian context.

The program also provides an opportunity to gain hands-on Canadian work experience through a variety of ways. The goal of this program is to introduce newcomers to entrepreneurship with the ability to become self-employed and financially independent.

Key Components of the program:

  • Acquire skills in sewing and alterations
  • Learn how to maintain sewing equipment
  • Learn how to manage a small business
  • Strengthen your language skills related to sewing
  • Gain Canadian work experience through a variety of practical and hands-on sewing work

Location: 60 Gillingham Drive, Suite 500, Brampton L6X 0G6

Transportation assistance for all eligible participants. Free Childcare available for eligible participants.