Moving to Vancouver Island

Live, work and play! Surrounded by ocean, Vancouver Islanders enjoy the best year-round climate in Canada with warm summers and mild winters. Imagine skiing, golfing and scuba diving all in the same day! The relaxed pace, easy access to outdoor activities, an abundance of art, music, theatre and festivals ensures that there is something for everyone. Whatever the lifestyle you are looking for, we have it here.

At Island Health, we provide the public health care services to over 752,000 residents throughout our region. We work hard to create work environments that support and attract workers with passion, professionalism and dedication that will help us provide the highest calibre of patient care.

In 138 facilities throughout our 56,000 square kilometres of varied geography, we offer state-of-the-art services and innovative programs. Whether it’s a computerized pharmacy dispensing system, an upgraded laboratory, the latest in psychiatric emergency care or an awarding-winning emergency room triage and information tracking system, Island Health strives to provide “Excellent health and care for everyone, everywhere, every time”.

Moving to British Columbia

Information & Resources

HealthMatch BC 

A free health professional recruitment service funded by the Government of B.C. Visit their website to learn more about moving to B.C., immigration, professional healthcare licensing and other resources and services.

Welcome BC

A Government of BC website that provides helpful information for anyone looking to relocate to B.C., including an excellent Newcomers Guide.

Vancouver Island Economic Alliance (VIEA)

A registered non-government, non-profit society that promotes regional economic development through collaborative partnerships with members. This websites provides detailed maps and regional information about the various communities on Vancouver Island. 


Resources for finding real estate on Vancouver Island:

Vancouver Island Real Estate Listings - Search for real estate listings across Vancouver Island.
Vancouver Island Real Estate Board - Search for real estate listings across Vancouver Island.
Vancouver Island Open Houses - Search for open houses across Vancouver Island.

Resources for finding rentals on Vancouver Island (search by community):

Rent BC
Craigslist
Used.ca
Kijiji Home Rentals
Sublet.com

Google search local property management companies (by community).