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The Human Resources office is moving locations as of Feb 19. During the following week, our response rate may be slower. We hope to be back to our regular service levels very soon. Thank you for your patience.

VIU Job Posting and Application Systems will be unavailable:

  • for up to one and a half hours Tuesday, February 27 between 9:30 and 11:30 PM (Pacific Time)

Please visit the systems/site outside of these times. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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.






Work Where You Matter — Careers at VIU

Title Department Employment
18-4009 Limited Term Contract Instructor-Bachelor of Science in Nursing Bachelor of Science in Nursing VIUFA March 21, 2018
18-2009 Practical Nursing Instructor - General Posting Practical Nursing BCGEU March 21, 2018
18-2010 Health Care Instructor Health Care Assistant BCGEU March 07, 2018
18-4006 History Instructor, Limited Term Contract History VIUFA March 07, 2018
18-3020 Program Coordinator Professional Development and Training Cowichan CUPE February 28, 2018
18-3022 Food Service Worker/ Office Support Cafeteria CUPE March 07, 2018
18-3023 Professional Development and Training Assistant Professional Development and Training Cowichan CUPE February 28, 2018
18-3024 Program Assistant Professional Development and Training Cowichan CUPE February 28, 2018
18-3027 Tool Room/Training Assistant Automotive Service Technician CUPE February 28, 2018
18-3019 Program Assistant, Health and Human Services Early Childhood Education CUPE February 21, 2018
18-3017 Medical & Dental Equipment and Supplies Clerk Practice Education CUPE February 22, 2018
18-3018 Research Assistant Office of University Planning and Analysis CUPE February 21, 2018
18-3025 Casual - Front End Salon Instructional Assistant Hairdressing CUPE February 21, 2018
18-3021 Communications Officer Marketing, Analytics, Recruitment & Communications CUPE February 21, 2018
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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