Indus Community Services

Site: Oakville Office

Service: Newcomer and Employment Services

Contact Information
Office Phone 289-295-0765
Fax 905-295-0766
Social Media Facebook Facebook:
Instagram Instagram:
LinkedIn LinkedIn:
Twitter Twitter:
Primary Contact Harinder Malhi, Director - Newcomer Services; Phone: (Business) 905-275-2369 * (Cell) 289-295-0765; Email:
Alternate Contact Kiran Masood, Job Developer and Employment Counsellor; Phone: 289-295-0765 ext 6224; Email:
Volunteer Coordinator Tulsi Radi, Volunteer Services Coordinator; Phone: 905-275-2369 ext 1291; Email:
Agency Information
Description (Agency) Community-based organization providing services to immigrants to integrate into Canadian society and to meet the social services, training and health needs of the local immigrant community
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1985
Primary Executive Gurpreet Malhotra, Chief Executive Officer; Phone: 905-275-2369
Funding Federal - Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Programs available out of Oakville office include: 
Community Connections 
* objective is to bridge the silos that separate newcomers and long term residents, encourage interaction leading to a community of engaged, interconnected and integrated members 
* newcomers identify their needs and areas of support and are matched with volunteers who live in the community 
* matches are encouraged to have regular contact with each other and set up visits to facilitate integration  
Employment Services 
Job Search Workshops 
* supports newcomers with one-one one employment counselling and employment related workshops/job fairs 
* facilitates connection between employers and newcomer job seekers 
* free workshops take place bi-monthly  
Entrepreneurship Program for Newcomers 
* a unique training program tailored to meet the needs of newcomers who have some basic sewing skills or interest in sewing and alterations 
* program provides participants with the skills, knowledge and language to start their own sewing and alterations business  
* participants will gain sewing skills and develop a firm understanding of business knowledge  
* includes a placement where participants will gain hands-on Canadian work experience at a sewing and alterations service 
* the goal of this program is to introduce newcomers to entrepreneurship with the ability to generate income through self-employment  
* to register, or for more information, contact the Project Coordinator, Bahja Ibrahim at or call 437-238-1173 
Bridging Program for Human Resources (HR) Professionals 
* a seven-week program offered in partnership with Humber College that supports internationally trained individuals to succeed in the Canadian labour market
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Brampton ; Mississauga ; Oakville
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up 
Permanent residents, convention refugees, privately sponsored refugees, government assisted refugees
Application Call for further information
Languages English ; Arabic ; Hindi ; Punjabi ; Urdu
Fees None
Site Information
Site Location Dundas Market Square Plaza
Located In Community Oakville
Address & Map
483 Dundas St W, Unit 209
Oakville, ON L6M 4M2
View Google Map
Intersection Neyagawa Blvd and Dundas St W
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Categories and Classification
HCSD Main Heading Employment / Training ; Newcomers
HCSD Sub Heading Internationally Trained Professionals ; Newcomer Employment Programs ; Newcomer Employment Resources ; Newcomer Settlement Services ; Refugees ; Resources for Internationally Trained Professionals ; Self Employment / Entrepreneurship
Service Categories Adult Mentoring Programs ~ Immigrants/Refugees ; Business Assistance Services ~ Immigrants/Refugees ; Cultural Transition Counselling ; Immigrant/Refugee Employment Programs ; Immigrant/Refugee Employment Programs ~ Internationally Trained Skilled Workers ; Newcomer Settlement Services

Any omissions are unintentional and HIP disclaims any liability for unauthorized use or reproduction of any portion of this site. For a complete copyright and license statement please refer to our Terms of Use.