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Sechelt: Jobs In Demand

The Sunshine Coast is growing, and local communities are bustling with exciting opportunities! Do you need a jump start back into the workforce? With Jobs in Demand (JID) you can to launch your career in just two months.

We are grateful to live, work, and love on the traditional territories of the skwxwú7mesh and shíshálh First Nations.

About Sechelt Jobs in Demand

In Sechelt, Jobs in Demand is a FREE 8-week interactive, integrated skills training program to support individuals with barriers** to employment. Our programs are taught through group workshops, online training and one-to-one support to help you get job ready. Learn about various in-demand industries, get relevant certifications, connect with potential employers, and get mentored from our knowledgeable staff, all while meeting and connecting with like-minded individuals.

    Upon completion of this program, participants will develop:

    • Industry specific soft and essential skills training for the workplace
    • Personalized plan to support career success
    • Employability Skills training: Resume, Cover letter development, Networking and Marketing skills
    • Occupational Skills Training Certificates (i.e. First Aid, WHMIS, NVCI, Food Safe, SuperHost, SAFE talk etc.)
    • Understanding of the labour market and personal career exploration
    • Job search guidance and support


    **Types of barriers to employment at the time of intake:

    • housing instability
    • recovering from substance use
    • prior criminal justice involvement
    • mental health challenges
    • lack of social networks and connections
    • lack of recent and/or Canadian work experience
    • limited literacy skills or English language skills
    • low self-esteem
    • low income
      • Older Worker



      Want to know if the In Demand Program is for you?  Go through the checklist to find out.
      • You are legally able to work in Canada
      • You are unemployed or precariously employed (casual, temporary or unstable employment)
      • You are not a full-time student
      • Face two or more barriers to employment (eg. lack of social networks, limited work experience, housing instability, disability).

      Client Spotlight.

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      Program Duration


      Program Hours

      Monday through Thursday

      Next Cohort Start Date

      Due to COVID-19, we are currently only running our Jobs in Demand Virtual Program. Click here to learn more about the program.