Welcome to Island Health

On August 1 st, we launched our new public website:


and a new website for medical staff:


Our website was developed in partnership with patients and residents of Vancouver Island and the surrounding regions. It's accessible, mobile friendly and flexible to help us evolve with our communities as we work towards excellent health and care for everyone, everywhere, every time.

Come visit the new sites and update your bookmarks. This www.viha.ca site will continue to be available for one month so that our staff and partners have time to update their links to the new site. You can still browse the old site but it will no longer be updated.


Why Work Here?

Island Health is one of seven BC Health Authorities with over 19,000 employees and 1,900 physician partners that provide health services to the 765,000 residents of Vancouver Island and adjacent coastal communities.

Your Life's Work in our Piece of Paradise

People make the organization. Health care attracts smart, caring individuals who want to make a difference and help people. No matter what area of health care you are in, our multi-disciplinary teams work together to provide the best care to our patients and residents. Learn more about Island Health.

Discover our Award Winning Aboriginal Employment Program!

Award Winning Organization

Island Health continues to be selected for top employer awards such as: 

  • Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion in Healthcare (2016)
  • Canada's Greenest Employers (2015)
  • Canada’s Best Diversity Employers (2012-2015)
  • 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)
  • BC Top Employer (2017)
  • Exemplary Initiative Diversity Award - SFU Nancy McKinstry Award (2013)
  • Canada's Top 100 Employers (2010-2013)

Benefits of Working Here

  • Exceptional employer-paid benefits package including dental and prescription coverage, group life, long term disability and extensive extended health plan.
  • Vacation, leave and pension benefits
  • In BC, 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)
  • Island-wide opportunities- choose the right location for your lifestyle.
  • Competitive wages.
  • Educational scholarships.

Come be part of our future!