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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, email or fax to:
Beacon Community Services
2723 Quadra Street
Victoria, BC V8T 4E5
Beacon Community Services has delivered a variety of employment programming since 1982. We offer a number of programs and services for jobs seekers and employers alike.
To access Beacon's Employment Services, visit us at either of these locations:
Sidney WorkBC Office
9860 Third St
Sidney, BC V8L 4R2
Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5pm (closed on statutory holidays)
Salt Spring Island Office
268 Fulford-Ganges Road
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2K6
Monday - Thursday, 10am - 12pm; 1 - 3pm (closed on statutory holidays)
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, 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 May 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
WorkBC Job Postings
To review postings from WorkBC, please click on the image below:
Beacon Community Services’ S.T.A.R.T.E. project supports eligible participants to gain the skills, confidence and experience they need to find and maintain employment.
Eligible participants will have access to services based on an assessment of their current skills.
Services include four weeks of enhanced employment readiness training and a two week introduction to the film industry.
This project runs out of a facility located in downtown Victoria, for residents throughout Victoria, the Saanich Peninsula and the Gulf Islands.
1452 Elford Street, Victoria
Please note: This location is open only for specific programs – drop in visits cannot be accommodated.
Phone: 778-265-2585 for more information.
EDGE Career Focus
Work experience for youth aged 15-30 on Vancouver Island/Gulf Islands/Central Coast
EDGE Career Focus provides paid, career-related work experience and mentoring to youth located on Vancouver Island, the southern Gulf Islands, and the Powell River area. To be eligible, you must be legally entitled to work in Canada and either:
between the ages of 15 and 30 (inclusive) at the time of intake
a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada
legally entitled to work in Canada
not in receipt of employment insurance (EI) benefits while participating in a Career Focus Project
Work placements are intended to help youth who are in post-secondary school, or are a recent graduate, to gain career-related experience. The aim is to connect you to employment in high-demand, private-sector occupations in fields such as business, social services, tourism, trades and technology.
The program partially funds the participant’s work experience salary for placements with employers who have fewer than 500 workers.
For more information, please contact: 250-656-0134.
This project is funded by the Government of Canada's Career Focus Program.
Specialized Community Assistance Program
Specialized CAP 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 17 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.
1450 Elford Street, Victoria
Phone: 778-433-8280 or 250-656-0134 or toll free at 1-888-993-2299 for more information.