Are you entering the world of work for the first time? Looking to switch careers? Unemployed? You don’t have to navigate the situation alone! Come and talk to Beacon Community Services’ professional career advisors. Since 1982, we’ve helped people get the training they need and the jobs they want, free of charge.
Over the years, Beacon Community Services has offered a wide range of employment programs, tailored to meet unique needs. Our professional career/employment advisors are well-equipped to help people assess how to best meet their employment and training goals — and to support them in achieving success! We’re also a great resource for employers who need to hire enthusiastic, qualified people.
Currently, Beacon’s Employment Services team is proud to have been chosen to deliver employment training and supports for adults of all ages through the WorkBC program (on the Saanich Peninsula and Gulf Islands) and for 16 to 30-year-olds through the JETS program.
Additionally, Beacon Thrift Shops are pleased to offer free cashier and retail training programs to youth and adults from all walks of life. Beacon also provides about 200 youth with valuable supports and training (including work and volunteer experience) through our Youth Employment Program (YEP).
We welcome both walk-in visitors and pre-booked appointments. However, if you feel unwell, please defer your visit.
While at our offices, please adhere to physical distancing and sanitizing protocols. While masks are not required, we appreciate your understanding and respect for those who wear them for comfort, health, or safety reasons.
Our Sidney Centre is open Monday 8:30 am-7:00 pm; Tuesday-Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.
At our Salt Spring Island Centre, we are open Tuesday & Thursday 9 am – 5 pm;
Wednesday: 10:30 AM – 6:30 PM
*after 4 pm access to WorkBC by appointment of front door buzzer