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Moving to Vancouver Island

Live, work and play on Vancouver Island! Surrounded by ocean, Vancouver Islanders enjoy the best year-round climate in Canada with warm summers and mild winters. Imagine skiing, golfing, fishing, hiking 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 your lifestyle, 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 whose passion, professionalism and dedication will provide the highest caliber of patient care.

In 138 facilities throughout our 56,000 square kilometers 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 BC - Information and Resources

Health Match BC
Health Match BC is a free health professional recruitment service funded by the Government of BC. Visit their website to learn more about their services and access their resources about moving to BC, immigration and professional health care licensing etc. 

WelcomeBC
This government of BC website provides helpful information for anyone looking to relocate to BC and includes an excellent Newcomers Guide.

Vancouver Island Economic Alliance (VIEA)
The Vancouver Island Economic Alliance is a registered non-government, not-for-profit society that promotes regional economic development through collaborate partnerships with members. This website provides detailed maps and regional information about the various communities on Vancouver Island.