Relocation Assistance

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New VCH employees may be eligible for financial relocation assistance

New employees of Vancouver Coastal Health may be eligible for financial relocation assistance if they are posting into a "difficult to fill" regular position. Relocation assistance is a forgivable loan that will be paid back to VCH (on a prorated basis) should you terminate your employment before the end of one year, or if you do not fulfill your obligation as outlined in your offer letter. **Subject to approval and offer of employment**

General guidelines
  • Relocation assistance is not paid to anyone within BC who is traveling less than 150km, unless ferry travel is involved.
  • Relocation assistance up to a maximum of $3,000 Canadian is available for new VCH employees who are traveling 150+ km from other areas of BC and going directly to their place of employment with VCH.
  • Relocation assistance up to a maximum of $5,000 Canadian is available for new VCH employees who are traveling directly to their place of employment with VCH. To be eligible for this amount, the employee must be relocating from outside of BC.

Eligible expenses

Only the following expenses are eligible for relocation assistance up to the maximum approved by VCH. Original receipts (not credit card statements) must be submitted to VCH to be eligible for reimbursement.

  • Moving household goods by a professional mover
  • Travel expenses
    • Air travel for you, your spouse, and your dependent children who will be relocating to Vancouver with you (Note: Only one-way air travel is covered. If you purchase a return fare ticket, VCH will reimburse half the cost of the return flight), or
    • Train or ferry costs for employee and immediate family members, or
    • Gas for vehicle when driving directly between residence at time of offer and initial residence for employment at VCH
  • Moving truck rental (for those moving their own household goods)
  • Reasonable lodging, in the event an employee is driving
  • First month's rent or temporary lodging upon arrival in Vancouver
  • Cost of immigration medical examination for the employee
  • Canadian High Commission - Employment Authorization for the employee (work permit)
  • Cost of qualifying/upgrading course(s) required for you to obtain CRNBC/CRPNBC eligibility (note that processing and registration fees are not covered)
  • Cost of emergency medical coverage during first three months of employment for you, your spouse, and dependent children (can be purchased upon arrival in Vancouver)

All other expenses are your responsibility.

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