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COVID precaution

Temporarily closed to drop-ins effective Jan 3, 2022

In keeping with the latest Public Health Orders and out of an abundance of caution, Beacon Community Services’  Employment Services offices and WorkBC Centres (at 9860 Third St, Sidney and 268 Fulford-Ganges Rd, Salt Spring Island) will be closed to public drop-ins effective Monday, Jan. 3.

We look forward to serving you through pre-booked appointments, or virtually. To book an appointment, please call 250-656-0134 or email

Please stay safe as we get through these challenging times together!

Beacon helps jobseekers and employers

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 15 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).

Sidney & Salt Spring Island WorkBC Centres  happy to assist you

While doors may be locked during other business hours, we are here for pre-booked appointments: please call or email to book an in-person or virtual appointment.

Our Sidney Centre is open Monday-Thursday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.

At our Salt Spring Island Centre, we are open on Tues & Thurs 9 am – 12pm, and on Wednesdays from 9am-4:00pm.

Please note: COVID-19 health protocols remain in place at the centres, including the requirement for masks to be worn in all common areas. Thank you for respecting everyone’s safety and comfort by following these protocols!

We look forward to seeing you at a pre-booked appointment, or to serving you by phone, email or other electronic channels. As always, please feel free to phone or email us for free support with your job search or career development.