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Why work here
- About Island Health
Our commitment is to offer innovative and quality health care through professional development and research. We believe that strong relationships and community partnerships will assist us in supporting healthier and stronger communities and a better quality of life for our community members.
As we strive to meet the increasing demands on our health care system, our network of dedicated employees, physicians, volunteers, stakeholders and community partners are working to offer innovative and culturally safe care.
We offer health care services health services to more than 850,000 residents of Vancouver Island and adjacent coastal communities through hospitals, clinics, health centres, community-based health units, long term care and assisted living facilities.
As the largest employer on Vancouver Island, we employ 27,000 staff, 2,400 physician partners as well as hosting more than 2,500 volunteers.
- Award-winning organization
Island Health continues to be selected for top employer awards such as:
- BC Top Employer (2017) (https://www.canadastop100.com/bc/)
- Canada’s Best Diversity Employers (2012-2015, 2017)
- Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion in Healthcare (2016) (Broken LINK)
- Canada's Greenest Employers (2015)
- Energy Efficiency in the Public Sector - FortisBC Efficiency in Action Award (2015)
- Most Effective Recruitment Strategy - Canadian HR Awards (2015)
- Leading Practices - Accreditation Canada (2015)
- Exemplary Initiative Diversity Award - SFU Nancy McKinstry Award (2013)
- Canada's Top 100 Employers (2010-2013)
- Diversity and Inclusion Statement
Island Health offers programs and services on the unceded and traditional territories of the Coast Salish, Nuu-chah-nulth and Kwakwaka'wakw Peoples.
As an organization, we are committed to cultural safety and humility and we demonstrate this through our actions to address Indigenous specific racism, systemic racism and the ongoing impacts of colonialism.
- Recruiting Events and Job Fairs
Island Health travels to communities to provide information sessions and workshops to new graduates, organizations and the public on careers in health care and career opportunities. Our recruitment team also hosts recruitment booths at a number of health care profession-specific conferences.
Learn more about our Calendar of Events for Upcoming Job Fairs, Events & Information Sessions.
About Vancouver Island
Popular for its mild winters and warm summers, Vancouver Island and the adjacent coastal communities are protected from harsh weather systems and benefit from its proximity to the coast. Kayaking, surfing, sailing, hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, scuba diving and fishing are just some of the recreational activities that keep islanders busy year-round. The relaxed pace, easy access to outdoor activities, and an abundance of art, music and festivals ensures that there is something for everyone. Whatever the lifestyle you are looking for, we have it here.
Connect with Our Team
- Indigenous Recruitment Advisors
Please reach out to our Indigenous Recruitment Team firstname.lastname@example.org
- Talent Acquisition Recruitment Team
Please contact our Recruitment Team email@example.com
- Human Resources/HR Access Team
Not sure who to contact? We are here for you!
Do you have a Human Resources, Payroll, MySchedule, Timekeeping, Vi-Hire/job postings or general employment question?
Customer Service Representatives are available to answer your questions or refer you to the right individual to assist you.
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Toll Free 1-888-296-3963
Sample of topics HR Access Helpline can help with:
- address changes and other forms
- course registration/learning & development opportunities
- ePay (electronic pay stubs, payment information)
- jobs / VI-Hire / how to apply
- payroll / pay query
- record of Employment (ROE) for Employment Insurance
- retirement and pension
- scheduling query
- verification of employment letters
Living our Values, Vision, and Purpose
At Island Health, we believe that our values guide our actions and relationships, shaping how we make decisions and plan for the future.
Learn more about our Vision, Purpose & Values.
Benefits of Working Here
Some positions maybe be eligible for exceptional employer-paid benefits package including dental and prescription coverage, group life, long term disability and extensive extended health plan, vacation, leave, pension benefits, competitive wages and educational scholarships.
In B.C., casual employees can purchase benefits and have the cost of their premiums reimbursed if they work the equivalent of half-time over the course of the year (see union collective agreements for details).
Learn more about employer-paid benefits at Island Health.
Join our Career Communities Online
See more Island Health career options and areas of practice in action in communities throughout Vancouver Island.
Before Canada and BC were formed, Indigenous peoples lived in balance and interconnectedness with the land and water in which the necessities of life are provided. Health disparities persist, which are due to the impacts of colonization and Indigenous-specific racism.
Healthy lands, healthy people.
Island Health acknowledges and recognizes these homelands and the stewardship of Indigenous peoples of this land; it is with humility we continue to work toward building our relationship.