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Our health care professionals are among the best compensated in Canada, with access to training and career development opportunities to help them grow in their chosen fields.


Vancouver Coastal Health offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package, which may vary depending on collective agreement and employment status. Most packages include the following:

Comprehensive Health Benefits | Vacation, Holidays & Leave | Municipal Pension Plan
Commuting Options | Relocation Assistance | Perks

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Comprehensive Health Benefits


MSP provides payment of medically required services provided by medical practitioners, specialists, supplementary health care practitioners, laboratory services and diagnostic procedures.


Extended Health Care is designed to assist members in paying for specified services and supplies not provided under the provincial government health plan such as prescription drugs, hospital accommodation differential costs, and vision care, to name a few.


Dental coverage provides for reimbursement of basic, restorative and orthodontic services, subject to some maximums.


Short-term sick leave is accrued based on 1.5 days per month (prorated for part-time) and paid in the event of a non-occupational illness or accident. The maximum accrual is 156 days.


Long-term disability provides continuing income in the event of disability. Upon completion of the qualifying period, the benefit replaces a percentage of your pre-disability income.


This insurance provides financial protection to your beneficiary in the event of death while employed with VCH.


This insurance provides additional financial protection over and above the group life insurance to your beneficiary in the event of accidental death while employed with VCH. A sum of financial protection is offered should dismemberment happen while employed with VCH.

Vacation, Holidays, and Leave

Most vacation entitlement starts at four weeks with additional time accrued based on years of service.


Twelve statutory holidays are observed.


Special leave is accrued based on 0.5 days every four weeks (prorated for part-time) and may be granted for marriage leave, additional compassionate leave, paternity leave etc.


Maternity, parental and adoption leaves are granted based on the provisions of the Employment Standards Act. A supplemental employment benefit (SEB) may be payable to eligible employees.

Municipal Pension Plan

The municipal pension plan includes employee and employer contributions, invested to provide a pension income upon retirement.

Commuting Options

Bike to Work

VCH is committed to providing secure bike parking for staff during their shift. If you feel that cycling facilities at your site could use some attention/improvement, please share your feedback or suggestions with us.

ALL SITES ACCESS: For access to a bike cage/room, use a work computer to apply for access to bike cage/room through your health authority card​.

VGH CYCLYING CENTRE: Located at 866 West 10th Avenue (between Willow and Laurel Streets), the award-winning VGH Cycling Centre is a 24hr access, indoor bike facility with showers, towels and lockers. The centre is on the 10th Avenue bikeway with street level access. Learn more

DISCOUNTS & GEAR: Several times each year, we make bulk orders direct to suppliers for safety gear (lights, etc) and accessories (locks, merino wool clothing, etc) at discounted rates. If you would like to receive the seasonal VCH Bike Newsletter and/or make requests, please let us know.

Carpool Matching App – Go Orca

GoOrca is VCH’s latest development in helping staff pair-up with potential carpooling drivers and passengers.

This VCH service offers an easy, quick, secure, and personal way to find colleagues living nearby and working at the same site(s). You can get the app or sign up at GoOrca.ca using your VCH email  address – your preferred email can be changed after the app confirms ​that you are on staff. Privacy is assured: no home address nor last name will be listed. ​

Learn more and sign up

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.


  1. Relocation assistance is not paid to anyone within BC who is traveling less than 150km, unless ferry travel is involved.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.


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 BCCNP 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 relocation expenses will not be eligible for reimbursement.



Employee Wellness/EFAP supports for staff ensure we take care of those who give care. Cutting edge counselling, critical incident and wellness services are all available to employees and their immediate families through the Employee Wellness program. Learn more about Employee Wellness services and supports.


​​​​​Recognition programs are just one way we show our staff and colleagues we care for them at VCH. It’s about investing in our people and culture of caring. ​
Contributing to a great workplace, our award-winning recognition programs honour staff, medical staff and volunteers through ‘High Five’ virtual recognition for every day acts and contributions, Long Service milestone gifts and Retirement to celebrate our people’s commitment, grants for teams to enable inclusive practices, and the People First Awards to recognize those who go above and beyond to live our VCH values.


When you join the VCH team, you’ll get access to special discount offers and deals for VCH staff available through the Employee Discounts program. Our VCH team members feel the support from our community with exclusive discounts and offers from food to wellness, technology and recreation.

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