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Registered Nursing Jobs

Our forward-thinking organization is bursting with great opportunities for both the new and experienced nurse. From small towns to major cities, from acute care to community and home care, we offer our employees a full range of lifestyle and career options. Registered nurses find their expectations exceeded at Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) because we offer a wide variety of opportunities and strive to promote a respectful and dynamic working environment.

Career and lifestyle balance

We offer nursing jobs across the spectrum at Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH.) In general, these include medical/surgical, acute care (including specialties), community, leadership, mental health and addictions and long-term care services.

VCH operates the largest hospital in British Columbia: Vancouver General Hospital. We also serve smaller communities with rural hospitals and health clinics, so as a nurse, you have options to satisfy both your career and lifestyle preferences.

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How To Apply

The steps to an exciting career:

External applicant | Internal applicant | International applicant | Medical staff

If applicable, you must be registered with the appropriate statutory body at the time of start date. If you are not currently registered in B.C., please see our Professional Registration page to direct you to the various regulatory bodies.

Specialty Nursing Education

Specialty Nursing Education

Take advantage of 100% employer-paid education and advance your nursing career. Vancouver Coastal Health offers specialty education for experienced registered nurses.

In addition to 100% employer subsidized education, VCH will cover the cost of books and wages for the duration of your training. You will step into a permanent full-time position once you successfully complete the program.

Define your career in one of the most exciting and rewarding healthcare environments Canada-wide.


  • Current practicing registration with BCCNM
  • 1-2 years recent experience in acute medical / surgical nursing
  • Up-to-date CPR


Upon successful completion, you will be offered either a regular full-time or part-time position in one of the following specialty areas:


VCH has also partnered with government, education, labour and other health authorities to develop the Educator Career Pathway. This is an exciting opportunity for our RNs and RPNs who have a passion for education.

Develop your knowledge and skills in teaching and learning! This unique opportunity allows nurses to implement and evaluate a curriculum, and build education capacity and career mobility.

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Mental Health Nursing

Mental Health Nursing

Combat the stigma associated with mental illness. As a registered psychiatric nurse, your unique skills will qualify you for employment within VCH ranging from psychiatric hospitals to community mental health and addiction. Opportunities are available in:

  • Mental Health and Substance Use
  • Acute psychiatry: Lions Gate, Richmond, UBC and Vancouver General hospitals
  • Community mental health teams
  • Crisis intervention program
  • Crisis stabilization team
  • Mental health housing
  • Access and Assessment Centre

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Rural Nursing

Rural Nursing

This is your opportunity to explore beautiful communities outside of the city and gain unique experiences working in one of our rural hospitals.

Central Coast

We have short and long-term opportunities available on the beautiful Central Coast of British Columbia. Surrounded by the “Great Bear Rainforest,” you will be able to experience nature most travellers could only dream of. For more information, click here.

Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast peninsula 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 Sechelt, Gibsons Landing and Pender Harbour.

To view opportunities on the Sunshine Coast, utilize our “Location drop-down list” located on our opportunities page.

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International Nursing

International Nursing

We welcome health care professionals who are internationally trained. Although the process to emigrate to Canada can be involved, you will immediately appreciate upon arrival the pleasures of life on Canada’s west coast!

Learn how to apply as an international applicant:

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