With more than 18,000 employees Island Health (formerly the Vancouver Island Health Authority) is the largest employer on Vancouver Island. Being hired by Island Health is a great way to kick start a professional career in the health care field. Our co-op program provides dynamic work environments in which students work with managers to create personalized learning objectives. Island Health's objective is to incorporate student’s academic knowledge into hands on learning opportunities in varied work environments. Who knows, with Island Health hiring more than 1,000 new employees each year you might be the next person to join our team. We are always looking for new talent!
Top Employer Award
Island Health has been selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers and one of BC's Top Employers for 4 years running. We are dedicated to continually improving our workplace.
Getting Hired - How to Apply
Visit VI-Hire to explore the many career opportunities that we offer. Set up a profile and job searches to get new job postings automatically sent to your email.
Regularly review co-op work opportunities on your school website and use VI-Hire's search function to quickly search for currently available Co-op opportunities by clicking on "Student/Summer Positions" in the Categories section.
Please note: Island Health's Co-op Student Placement program is directed at Non-Clinical students. If you are from a clinical program, please search VI-Hire for your desired field.
Island Health gets thousands of applications each month; as a result it may take some time to get hired. Check our important documents on the right-hand side of this page to get essential information and guidelines about the hiring process.
If you have questions regarding the hiring process or Co-op placements, please see our FAQ for Students resource.
It is important that your resume stands out against the many thousands of resumes that Island Health receives. Use our Resume and Cover letter Tips document to learn how to make your resume stand out.
If you are shortlisted for a co-op opportunity, please consult our Interview Tips and Tricks document to learn how best to prepare for and present yourself during the interview.