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Beacon Community Services provides a friendly, safe, engaging and rewarding work environment with excellent wages and benefits. If you are interested in a career with us, please send in your resume and cover letter. We will take your skills into consideration and try to find an employment opportunity that suits your qualifications. Beacon does not accept unsolicited resumes because of protection of privacy issues. If you would like to volunteer in order to obtain a better idea of what our work environment and facilities offer, please visit the Volunteer Services page for more information.
Unless otherwise stated, to apply for any position on this site, please submit your resume and a cover letter by drop-off, mail, e-mail or fax to:
Beacon Community Services
2723 Quadra Street
Victoria, BC V8T 4E5
To access Beacon's Employment Services, visit us at either of these locations:
Sidney WorkBC Office
9860 Third St
Sidney, B.C. V8L 4R2
Salt Spring Island Office
268 Fulford-Ganges Road
Salt Spring Island, B.C. V8K 2K6
Thank you for visiting our website. Please enjoy this slide presentation on the different Employment Programs we offer at Beacon Community Services. If you do not have Microsoft Powerpoint, you can view the presentation in PDF format here.
Through WorkBC, also known as the Employment Program of BC (EPBC), a wide range of services and supports are available to help BC job seekers find and maintain employment and improve employment readiness. We are located in Sidney and we have a satellite office on Salt Spring Island in order to assist those residents of the Saanich Peninsula and Southern Gulf Islands.
If you are looking for work, interested in a career change or a new career, or simply want to get informed about the local labour market – we are here to help you.
What is Available to Job Seekers?
| • Job Search Resources
|| • Personal Employment Planning
| • Skills Training
|| • Job Creation Partnerships
| • Wage Subsidy
|| • Assessments
| • Apprenticeship Services
|| • Self-Employment
| • Free Workshops
There are supports available to assist eligible clients in financial need with the costs of basic expenses required for Program participation, job search or job start. In some cases, employed individuals at significant risk of losing employment due to a disability, may be eligible for financial supports to enable employment retention.
Please call us at 250-656-0134 or email WorkBCInfo@beaconcs.ca with any questions you may have regarding this program.
The Employment Program of BC is funded by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia.
Please check our March Calendar for dates and times of workshops.
Resume Writing and Cover Letters: They’re Critical
Managing Stress & Maintaining Employment Focus
The Hidden Job Market, Networking & Other Job Search Techniques
Job Club - Drop-in Job Search Support
Job Fair Preparation
Self-Marketing - Wage Study
Targeted Skills Shortages Program (TSSP)
TSSP is focused on helping businesses and non-profit organizations, for designated sectors, grow the potential of their low skilled employees by providing access to funded training to eligible staff. A Training Coordinator meets with the employer and employee to identify what type of courses are required to help your employee grow within your organization. Funding provided to ASPECT through the Canada-British Columbia Labour Market Agreement & Beacon Community Services is a Sub-Contractor.
Job Options BC
This 10-week paid employment program is located in Sidney and is funded by the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation and the Canada-British Columbia Labour Market Agreement. This program offers 5 weeks of paid facilitated group sessions and 5 weeks of job search support and work experience, with 6 months of follow up support. It also gives participants an opportunity to train and work with a BC Employer. Program highlights include Pre-Employment Skills, Employment Readiness Skills Workshops, Short Term Certificates, Guest Speakers and Job Search Strategies. Job Options BC is open to individuals who:
are legally entitled to work in Canada
reside in Sidney, Saanich Peninsula or the Southern Gulf Islands
are 18 years of age or older
are not in school full time
are not on EI benefits and haven't had an EI claim within the last 3 years (or 5 years if on parental/maternity leave)
Phone: 250-656-0134 or 778-426-4108 or toll free at 1-888-993-2299 for more information.
Specialized Community Assistance Pilot Program (SCAP)
SCAP promotes self sufficiency with a focus on assisting individuals who have been chronically homeless, to secure & maintain stable housing, access volunteer or supported employment opportunities, and develop life skills such as dealing with addictions and other health related issues. This program is funded by the Ministry of Social Development.
Springboard to Success
Springboard to Success is a 10 week paid employment program for at risk youth ages 15 to 30 and looking for employment. Program highlights include Career Exploration, Goal Setting, Workshops and Short Term Certificates in First Aid, Food Safe, Service Essentials, and much more. The program assists participants in obtaining employment in an area of their choosing with ongoing support. Participants are paid a stipend based on attendance and participation. This program is funded by the Government of Canada.
Service Description |
9860 Third Street, Sidney
Phone: 250-656-0134 or 250-655-5303 or toll free at 1-888-993-2299 for more information.