Employment & Training | Adults

Employment & Training | Adults

A Fresh Start

Support for Next Steps

Our employment and training programs focus on empowering individuals to seek diverse employment opportunities through tailored programs that address unique needs and cultivate a wide range of skills. We strive to create an environment where individuals can explore, learn and thrive in various professional spheres.


If you are legally allowed to work in BC and are unemployed or underemployed, we offer guidance, assistance and potential financial support for eligible individuals. This support includes expenses related to training programs, job searches or starting a job. Financial assistance may also be available for individuals with disabilities at significant risk of losing employment due to their disability. Please note, some eligibility criteria may apply. You are also eligible if you are employed or self-employed in a job that is unlikely to continue long-term and has irregular hours of work (e.g., casual work, on-call work).

Free access to:
  • checkmark icon Computers and printers
  • checkmark icon Photocopiers
  • checkmark icon Faxes
  • checkmark icon Employment workshops
  • checkmark icon Expert advice from certified career development and recruitment professionals
Support may include:
  • checkmark icon Certificates, like FoodSafe, WHMIS or First Aid
  • checkmark icon Job start support
  • checkmark icon Transportation support
  • checkmark icon Self-employment training
  • checkmark icon Wage subsidy
  • checkmark icon Long-term training for high-demand jobs
  • checkmark icon One-on-one coaching and employment planning



9860 Third St.


Monday 8:30 a.m.–7 p.m. 
Tuesday–Friday 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Salt Spring Island

258 Fulford Ganges Rd.


Tuesday & Thursday 9 a.m.–5:00 p.m. 
Wednesday 10:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m.

Central Saanich (Brentwood Bay)

7060 West Saanich Rd.


Wednesday 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Closed 12:30–1:30 p.m.

Cashier Training Course

Beacon proudly provides free support for retail work preparation through our Cashier Training program, a three-week course offered in partnership with the United Way. Learn register operation, customer service skills and workplace safety. This program is typically held at our Pandora Ave. thrift shop a few times a year.

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