Recruitment Services provides a broad range of hiring services for current employees and potential candidates. Our services include job posting, applicant screening, sourcing, testing, reference checking, and vacancies reporting & forecasting. We strive to deliver the best workforce by providing quality and innovative services.
Have a question? Connect with Recruitment Services: Recruitment.Inquiries@vch.ca
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I apply to jobs?
The application process varies depending on whether you are an external (non-VCH staff,) internal (VCH staff,) international / out-of-province, or medical staff candidate:
I have applied to an internal posting and did not receive a confirmation. Who should I contact?
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org quoting the job requisition number and three letter extension of the position you are applying to, and one of our associates will confirm if your application has been received.
I am experiencing technical issues when attempting to apply to a job posting
VCH utilizes iCIMS software for the application portion of our online process. If you experience technical issues, please contact iCIMS: email@example.com
If you have previously created a profile, please log back in here, to view or edit past applications or to apply for another position.
I have forgotten my Login Name and/or Password:
How do I submit a different Cover Letter and/or Resume for each job posting that I am applying to?
It is recommended to use a generic CV (to the attention of ‘Recruitment Services’) when setting up your VCH Profile as the system only allows for 1 Cover Letter and 1 Resume to be uploaded to your profile. With the new ICIMS system in place, the most recently uploaded Cover Letter and/or Resume will automatically override the existing one.
I am an external applicant; can I submit a copy of my resume in person, by fax or by email?
No, we cannot accept applications in person, by fax or by email. If you wish to apply for a position at VCH, visit our careers website and navigate to the position(s) you wish to apply for then select the “Apply for this job” link at the end of the posting. “New Candidates” will be required to complete a profile, returning candidates need to enter their Login and Password. Visit the How to Apply page.
How will I know if I have been shortlisted for a position?
If you are shortlisted for a position, you will be contacted either by phone or email to arrange next steps. Please be aware of fraudulent recruitment scams posing as Vancouver Coastal Health.
Which school and/or course should I attend?
Please note that VCH does not endorse individual post-secondary educational facilities. All accredited schools are recognized by Vancouver Coastal Health.
What if I don’t meet the qualifications listed in the job posting that I am interested in applying for?
As we receive numerous applications, only candidates whose background and experience most closely fit the needs of the position will be contacted. We encourage you to review our vacancies, and apply to specific job postings that match your skills and experience.
I am a nurse from outside of British Columbia, how do I apply at VCH?
To practice as a nurse in British Columbia, nurses must be registered with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP.) Once you have received notification of eligibility to sit the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals examination, you can submit your application(s) to positions you are interested in and are qualified for. Externals must apply online. Internals must apply by emailing their the internal application form. Visit our How to Apply page for more information.
I have applied on multiple postings but have been unsuccessful, what am I doing wrong?
As we receive numerous applications, only candidates whose background and experience most closely fit the needs of the position will be contacted. We encourage you to visit our website to review our vacancies, and apply to specific job postings that match your qualifications, skills, and experience. In order to be considered, you must meet, or exceed all the qualifications listed on the posting you are applying to.
I am a VCH employee (internal) and saw a posting on the external site that I am interested in, how do I apply?
As a Vancouver Coastal Health employee, you are considered an internal applicant; therefore you should complete an internal application form (allowing us to identify you as a current employee). You can obtain internal application forms from the VCH intranet.
The job posting number must always be included on your application form. Once completed, please send it to:
Do you offer relocation assistance? Who is eligible?
New employees of Vancouver Coastal Health may be eligible for up to $5,000 financial relocation reimbursement for eligible expenses. New employees filling regular full-time, difficult to fill positions are eligible for the relocation assistance.
I am interested in a co-op, practicum placement, and/or volunteer services with VCH, who should I contact?
Requests from an individual seeking a learning opportunity are only considered when the student is affiliated with a school or agency. We ask that requests originate from your faculty, rather than from individual students.
Co-op placements: all placements are coordinated via directly by individual academic institutions. Please check in with your faculty.
For volunteering opportunities, please visit the Volunteer Resources page