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Indus Community Services

Site: Brampton Office - Sandalwood

Service: Newcomer Services and English Language Training

Contact Information
Office Phone 905-840-6666
Fax 905-840-6636
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Primary Contact Deepika Bhalla, Manager - Settlement & Employment Services; Phone: 905-275-2369 ext 1228; Email:
Agency Information
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1985
Primary Executive Gurpreet Malhotra, Chief Executive Officer; Phone: 905-275-2369; Email:
Funding United Way - United Way Greater Toronto
Elections Once a year in the month of June at our AGM
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) COVID19 -- services continue by telephone or email, offices closed, call 905-275-2369 or email * virtual income tax clinics, in partnership with CRA

Information and Referral

Personalized counselling and support workshops, information sessions and guidance on skills development, training and employment * translations and interpretation for settlement related issues * Commissioner of Oaths services * referrals to external services such as income tax clinics and legal aid or to other relevant community and government resources

English Language Training

Participates in LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada) in English, upon assessment by Centre for Education & Training (TCET) -- see separate entry * bus fare for eligible attendees, and childminding for children 19 months-6 years while parents attend * part-time classes, mornings or afternoons

Employment Services

Job search training * skills assessment * resume and cover letter help, interview coaching * labour market information * access to computers, internet, fax, photocopier, telephone * multi-sector job fairs, networking events

Entrepreneurship Program for Newcomers

Learn sewing and clothing alterations, with skills, knowledge and language to manage a small business * work experience * goal to become financially independent and self-employed

Community Connections Program

For those in Canada less than 3 years * community support through volunteer befriending * orientation to the community and services such as banking, transit, education

Services for International Students

Settlement counselling and orientation * employment information * information on housing, health care, financial supports, assistance filling documents and forms, referrals to community resources

Bridging Program for Human Resources Professionals

For those internationally trained in the field, 7-week program offered in partnership with Humber College * orientation and job search techniques, networking
Hours COVID19 -- services continue by telephone or emailMon-Fri 9 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Oakville ; Peel Region
Boundaries Oakville, Peel Region
Eligibility Newcomers including permanent residents, refugees or refugee claimants, citizens, Minister's Permit Holders, people with work or study permits, and international students

Residency Requirements: Oakville, Peel Region
Application Call or visit website for information
Languages Bengali; English; Gujarati; Hindi; Punjabi; Tamil; Urdu
Fees None
Site Information
Located In Community Brampton
Address & Map
180-B Sandalwood Pkwy E
Suite 3000
Brampton, ON
Canada L6Z 4N2
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Intersection Kennedy Rd N and Sandalwood Pkwy E
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Categories and Classification
HCSD Main Heading Employment / Training ; Government / Legal ; Newcomers
HCSD Sub Heading Community Legal Services ; English as a Second Language ; Interpretation / Translation ; Newcomer Employment Programs ; Newcomer Employment Resources ; Newcomer Settlement Services ; Refugees ; Self Employment / Entrepreneurship
Service Categories Adult Mentoring Programs ~ Immigrants/Refugees ; Business Assistance Services ~ Immigrants/Refugees ; Commissioner of Oaths ; Cultural Transition Counselling ; English as a Second Language ; Immigrant/Refugee Employment Programs ; Interpretation/Translation ; Job Search Resource Centres ~ Immigrants/Refugees ; Newcomer Settlement Services ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Immigrants/Refugees ; Tax Preparation Assistance

Agency Overview

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