Industrial Sewer Training

Free career training course which includes Workplace Communication, Industrial Sewing techniques and Job Readiness. The course is designed to prepare you for an entry level position as an Industrial Sewer in BC’s rapidly growing apparel and soft accessories industry.

Consider what apparel manufacturing has to offer!

Manufacturers Need You

BC apparel design and manufacturing companies are reporting a major shortage of industrial sewers. The industry needs to train at least 2,600 Industrial Sewers before 2025 to meet demand for growth and replacement of retiring workers. Industrial sewing is a critical component of BC’s premium and performance apparel industry.


You must be:
• A permanent Resident or Canadian citizen
• Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) Level 4 or equivalency
• Unemployed and Eligible, Employed but Underemployed, or Employed but Low-Skilled
• Able to commit to 8 weeks of full-time training

Are you a Suitable Candidate?

Do you:
• Enjoy working with your hands?
• Have good finger dexterity?
• Enjoy problem solving?

What is Learned

Workplace Communication Skills

Industrial Machine Safety and Operation

Basic Seams and Finishing

Product Parts: pockets, zippers and trims

Intro to Outwear, Sportswear and Soft Accessories

Job Entry Skills and Assistance


Like to start working in apparel, but want training first?
Contact us to find out when the next classes begin.

Telephone: +1 (604) 900-1980 x2

To Learn More Please Contact

Cormac O’Reilly
Program Manager
T: +1 (604) 900-1980 x122
M: +1 (604) 340-3964