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Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast is one of B.C.’s most scenic regions. A backdrop of the majestic coastal mountain range frames a myriad of bike and cross-country skiing trails and miles of sandy beaches. The area is home to nearly 29,000 people concentrated around the larger town centres of Powell River, Sechelt, Gibsons Landing, and Pender Harbour. The Sunshine Coast attracts people looking for a friendly, more relaxed lifestyle. Whether you settle in a town centre or choose a rural setting, you’re always close to a wonderful array of social, cultural and recreational activities. This popular area within the Vancouver, Coast & Mountains region is accessible by a scenic 40-minute BC Ferries ride from Horseshoe Bay to Gibsons.


VCH may pay up to a maximum of $5,000 CAD for new VCH employees who are traveling directly to their place of employment. New employees filling regular full-time, difficult to fill positions may be eligible for the relocation assistance.


Vancouver Coastal Health offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package, which may vary depending on collective agreement and employment status.


PROVINCIAL (British Columbia)

If you qualify for the B.C. Loan Forgiveness Program, the Province of British Columbia will forgive the outstanding B.C. portion of your Canada-B.C. integrated student loan debt at a rate of up to a maximum of 20% per year for up to five years. If you complete five years of employment, all or a percentage of your B.C. student loan debt will be forgiven. While you are in the loan forgiveness program, the Province will also pay any outstanding interest that accumulates during each year you are registered in the program.

FEDERAL (Canada)

The Government of Canada offers Canada Student Loan Forgiveness to eligible family doctors, residents in family medicine, nurse practitioners, and nurses who work in under-served rural or remote communities that lack the primary health care they need. This change will help more Canadians get the health care they deserve.

Loan forgiveness can only be applied to outstanding Canada Student Loan balances. Canada Student Loans that have been converted to a line of credit, private loan, or an Ontario Medical Resident Loan, are not eligible for loan forgiveness.

Canada Student Loan forgiveness applies only to the federal portion of a student loan. It does not apply to the provincial or territorial portion of a student loan.

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 Sechelt Gibsons Powell River

Sechelt & Gibsons

Located on the Sunshine Coast north of Vancouver, the charming seaside community of Sechelt is a central hub for exploration and getaway from the hustle bustle of city life. Just a stone’s throw down the road is the quaint town of Gibsons, full of local artists, fishing boats and perched on a hillside overlooking a harbour and facing nearby islands in Howe Sound.

Imagine a lifestyle where you are only a short walk or bike ride to work, can enjoy lunch by the water side, and still have time to go for a hike or catch a drink with friends to watch the sunset. We have many exciting opportunities for healthcare professional in Sechelt and Gibsons in both acute and community.

Sechelt Hospital

Sechelt Hospital is a 46-bed facility with 2 operating rooms that serves the communities of Langdale, Gibsons, Roberts Creek, Sechelt, Halfmoon Bay and Pender Harbour.

Sechelt Hospital is a 36-bed acute care hospital serving the entire Sunshine Coast. The hospital provides acute medical, surgical (general surgery, cataracts, endoscopy, urology and gynecology) and obstetrical inpatient/outpatient services, supported by laboratory, diagnostic imaging and rehabilitation services. It is also home to a 8-bed critical care unit.

Mental Health and Addictions Services are structured with an integrated multidisciplinary team approach. Sechelt Hospital is pleased to support a 6-bed inpatient Psychiatric Unit for the Sunshine Coast.

Sechelt Hospital

Shorncliffe Intermediate Care Facility

Shorncliffe Intermediate Care Facility provides the elders of the community with a safe and secure home-like environment. The facility consists of 59 private rooms, including 2 community hospice rooms, access to spacious grounds and an atmosphere that promotes resident, family and staff participation and growth in a person-centered care environment.

Totem Lodge

Totem Lodge, situated beside Sechelt Hospital, is an extended care facility that accommodates 43 of the community’s elders in a setting that provides stimulation, socialization, and activities designed to encourage the residents, family and staff to participate and grow in a person-centered environment. The facility also provides 6 sub-acute beds for Sechelt Hospital Acute Care.

Sechelt and Gibsons Health Units

Sechelt and Gibsons Health Units provide an array of public health and preventative services including health protection, health promotion and prevention and early intervention services. The unit is staffed with public health nurses, nurse practitioner, environmental health officers, dieticians, speech-language pathologists, audiologist, needle exchange workers, licensing officers, lactation consultants, community developers, tobacco reduction coordinators, and support staff.

Powell River

Powell River

On the Sunshine Coast, one ferry ride from Sechelt, where endless green mountains meet sheltered Pacific Ocean waters, Powell River provides a stimulating blend of outdoor adventure and cultural amenities. Originally founded as a resource extraction centre – once home to the world’s largest pulp and paper mill – Powell River now offers adventurers countless opportunities for kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing, golfing, boating, hiking, biking, fishing, and scuba diving. This area is host to world-class art galleries, tremendous dining opportunities, and memorable events and festivals. The town is large enough to offer every amenity, but small enough to maintain a friendly community ambiance.

On the doorstep of both Vancouver and Vancouver Island, the Powell River region offers an array of experiences for travelers of all kinds, no matter the season. Experience the legendary Sunshine Coast Trail and Powell Forest Canoe Route, rock-climb the Eldred Valley, snowshoe in the Knuckleheads; add in a thriving arts and cultural community, and spectacular West Coast scenery, and you’ll see why those who visit want to stay.

Powell River provides a variety of health care services including, two Long-Term Care Homes, Home Health Services, Public Health, and support for Mental Health and Addictions.

Powell River General Hospital

Powell River General Hospital is a 33-bed facility providing services that include surgery, endoscopy, ICU, obstetrics, in-patient psychiatry, oncology, emergency and diagnostic services.

Excerpt from powellriver.info:

“Located in the Traditional Territories of the Tla’amin First Nation, Powell River has the coastal mountains in its backyard and the ocean on its doorstep. The community provides a wonderful mixture of world class arts, culture, recreation, heritage, festivals and the best in education, health care and infrastructure. All these things and more have drawn many urbanites to Powell River’s shores to build a new life in a safe and comfortable environment that offers the best of British Columbia and Canada.”

Powell river general hospital

Meet Our Staff

“Since arriving in Powell River my co-workers feel like family, and management has been nothing but supportive, answering my questions and helping me meet my goals as a new grad nurse. It was amazing to see how we strive to get the best care for our patients.” says Alex, Licensed Practical Nurse at Powell River General Hospital and Willingdon Creek Village. When she isn’t working, she spends a lot of time outdoors and often takes her dogs on the beautiful local trails in Powell River.

Wanting to escape the busyness of the city and having a desire to live in a small town, Jennifer moved to the Sunshine Coast in 2018. “One the main advantages of working in beautiful Gibsons is the abundance of natural settings I can take residents to,” says Jennifer, a Mental Health Rehabilitation Worker. “It is easy to flourish in nature as most people do. Residents love getting to watch a sunset at the beach or talking a stroll through the forest.” People live a more relaxed lifestyle here and Jennifer finds that when she is out exploring with residents, the community members are extremely kind, patient and welcoming.

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