We understand that dealing with Covid-19 has been a very difficult situation and we are pleased to offer our employment services to support you.

Our Westshore and Sooke Employment Centres are open on an in-person or virtual appointment basis with your Employment Advisor. For our resource room, we are now accepting a limited number of walk-in clients as well as scheduled appointments.

Please call one of our centres to register for services or to book an appointment.

Westshore Centre | 250-478-9525

Sooke Centre | 250-642-3685

We understand that these are challenging times, and we are here to help you.

Community Supports

Refer to Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan for a full listing of supports, resources, updates and links.

  • Apply for EILearn More
  • Apply for CERBLearn More
  • BC Temporary Rental Supplement (BC-TRS) Program Learn more
  • Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB) and Canada Student Service Grant (CSSG) – Learn more
  • B.C. Emergency Benefit for Workers – Learn more
  • Children & Youth with Special Needs  – Learn more
  • Increased Canada Child Benefit Learn more
  • Climate Action Tax CreditLearn more
  • Special GST credit paymentLearn More
  • Support for Indigenous communitiesLearn more
  • New Horizons for Seniors Program – Learn more
  • CRA Outreach Resources for Newcomers & Refugees – Refugees or Newcomers
  • Homelessness supportLearn more
  • Deferrals of bills, mortgages:
    • BC Hydro You may be eligible for three months of bill credit.  You can also arrange bill payment plans or allow bills to be deferred during this time with no penalty. Contact: 1-800-224-9376 or apply online to arrange.
    • ICBC will defer payments for 90 days without penalty.
    • Fortis BC will defer payments for 3 months. Apply online or call 1-888-292-4104 (natural gas), 1-888-292-4105 (electricity).
    • TELUS offering flexible payment options for customers affected financially by COVID 19. Visit their website or call TELUS Mobility at 1-866-558-2273 or TELUS Home Services at 1-888-811-2323.
    • Extra time to file income tax returns – Learn more
    • Mortgages: Call or check online with your personal bank or financial institution for services to defer mortgage payments or other financial hardships caused by a disruption in income from COVID-19.

Local Community Resources

Business Resources

Visit Canadian Business Resilience Network full listing of supports, resources, updates and links.

Other Helpful Links