Kootenay Career Development Society acknowledges with respect and gratitude  that the operation of our employment and training centres throughout the West Kootenay and Boundary regions happens in the unceded traditional territories of the Sinixt (Lakes), the Syilx (Okanagan), the Ktunaxa and the Secwepemc (Shuswap) peoples. We recognize the enduring presence of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people and are grateful for the opportunity to live, learn and work in these beautiful lands.


KCDS serves a wide geographical area in the Central Kootenay Region of British Columbia. KCDS has three employment centres located in Trail, Castlegar and Nelson, with itinerant services offered in the villages of Slocan, Salmo and Kaslo. Given the relatively low population density, mountainous terrain and remoteness of some communities, KCDS serves as a bridge, connecting job seekers with employers, and those needing guidance with career exploration, training opportunities, financial assistance, recruitment and retention supports.