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. Our employment services are offered in Castlegar and Nelson, along with a vast rural region containing the small Villages of Slocan, Salmo and Kaslo. With the area’s low population density, mountainous and isolated areas, KCDS acts as a kind of “connective tissue” bringing together job seekers and employers—with each other, and with the employment-related educational and financial support programs enabling them to live in this very special part of the world.