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We invite you to explore the possibilities of a career with Vancouver Island University. Known as a centre of excellence, Vancouver Island University (VIU) produces quality graduates who are in demand by employers across the country and around the world. VIU offers a supportive campus community focused on innovative teaching methods, undergraduate research opportunities and creating an exceptional learning experience for our students. VIU’s rich history and connection with its communities dates back to 1936 when Nanaimo’s first vocational training school opened its doors. Today, VIU offers an extensive range of programming, from industry-responsive trades and applied training to academic undergraduate and graduate degrees. VIU has evolved into a university that supports a student population of over 16,000 learners, including 2,100 international students, over 1,500 Aboriginal students, and employs over 2,000 faculty and staff. Located on British Columbia’s spectacular West Coast, VIU offers the opportunity to live and learn in one of the most beautiful university settings in Canada.

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17-2052 Workplace Essential Skills Training Program Instructor Access Programs Powell River BCGEU September 20, 2017
17-2059 Instructor Electrical Program BCGEU September 20, 2017
17-4089 International Student Advisor/Counsellor International Student Services VIUFA September 27, 2017
17-4019 Child & Youth Care Instructor Child & Youth Care VIUFA September 29, 2017
17-4086 Learning Technologies Application Developer Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning VIUFA October 11, 2017
17-4087 Career Development Specialist Centre for Experiential Learning VIUFA September 21, 2017
17-2057 Part-Time Regular Instructors Claiming Additional Hours BCGEU Art. 12.1 (c) (2) Human Resources BCGEU September 27, 2017
17-2056 HMT Instructor Heavy Mechanical Trades BCGEU September 20, 2017
17-4088 Instructor, Adventure Tourism and Recreation Certificate Recreation/Tourism VIUFA September 20, 2017
17-3109 Prep Cook Cafeteria CUPE October 04, 2017
17-3070 Work Site Trainer (WEST) Re-Posted Access Programs Powell River CUPE September 20, 2017
17-3107 Campus Services Clerk Powell River Campus Administration CUPE September 20, 2017
17-3108 Library Administration Assistant Library Administration CUPE October 04, 2017
17-1021 Manager, International Communication and Recruitment International Marketing & Recruitment ADMIN September 20, 2017
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For information related to casual employment at the university, please visit the Casual Staff Employment webpage.

Important Notice:

All applicants must apply through Human Resources by midnight (Pacific time) on the closing date noted on the posting. Cover letters can be addressed to the Selection Committee. All applications received after midnight on the closing date will be deemed "late" applications and, as such, would not be entitled to any existing contractual hiring provisions. Contractual provisions relevant to preferential hiring will apply.

Online applications will be submitted through the "Apply Online" button found at the top of each job posting. If you are unable to apply online, we will accept applications in person, by fax to (250) 740-6605, or by mail to Human Resources, Vancouver Island University, 900 Fifth Street, Nanaimo, BC  V9R 5S5.

Vancouver Island University does not accept unsolicited applications at this time (i.e., applications must be to a specific opportunity).

The personal information provided by applicants is collected pursuant to Sections 26 and 27 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). The required personal information is collected for the purposes of supporting and evaluating your application for employment with Vancouver Island University (VIU) and for aggregate statistical purposes. The personal information will be used, retained and only disclosed by VIU in accordance with FIPPA. The information is related directly to and needed by VIU to initiate the employment application process. The information will be used to contact references supplied by you, evaluate your qualifications, and complete the employment process by making a hiring decision. The Privacy Officer can be contacted via or 250 740-6564.

Student employment opportunities are managed through Career Services.

Need assistance? Please write us at

Dana Collette, VIU