Aboriginal Employment Program

Our Aboriginal Employment Vision

We want our workforce to resemble the population we serve more closely.  That is why Island Health’s plans for the future embody respect, understanding and recognition of Aboriginal peoples.

Island Health will be recognized as a leader in employment in the community and an Aboriginal "employer of choice".  Given that Island Health is the largest employer on Vancouver Island, it will be the largest employer of Aboriginal peoples on Vancouver Island.


Aboriginal Employment Advisor Steve Sxwithul'txw poses with a group of happy Aboriginal youth visiting VIHA

What is in YOUR future? Choosing your path

Health care provides many challenging and rewarding jobs. Find out about the path to one of these careers and about the importance of family support and mindset in achieving your goals. 

Watch these videos to learn about the journey to careers in healthcare.


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