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Vancouver Island Regional Library has over 370 employees and serves over 430,000 people through 39 branch locations on Vancouver Island, Haida Gwaii, Bella Coola on the central mainland coast, and through our eLibrary at

We offer a challenging and supportive work environment that allows employees to make a real difference in their communities, while maintaining a healthy work-life balance. You’ll interact with customers who value their library services, and colleagues who love what they do.

You’ll be part of a regional team that serves individuals and families through a variety of in-branch and online services. VIRL looks for team members with enthusiasm and dedication – professional librarians and staff who strongly believe in exceptional customer service, while balancing individual and group goals.

Types of Employment

VIRL hires the best qualified candidates. Selections for bargaining unit positions are conducted in accordance with the provisions of the appropriate collective agreement. Depending on the job description and the location of the position, employees will be classified in one of the following groups:

  • Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)
  • BC Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU)
  • Exempt

Permanent Full Time Employees

Employees who have been assigned to a regularly scheduled 35 hours per week position and who have completed probation.

Permanent Part Time Employees

Employees who have been assigned a regularly scheduled position of less than 35 hours per week and who have completed probation.

Casual Employees

An employee who has no permanently scheduled hours and is willing to work on call with or without notice.


Employees who are classified as Pages must be a minimum of 15 years old and be registered and attend school on a full time basis.

Current Vacancies

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Posting  Status*  Position
Branch  Posting
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Manager, Scheduling & Data Analysis Open Permanent Full Time Nanaimo Harbourfront EX2019-14 Feb 14, 2019 Mar 7, 2019 Apply
Library Page Open Page Queen Charlotte P2019-13 Feb 8, 2019 Feb 23, 2019 Apply
Customer Service Librarian, Child & Youth Screening Temporary Campbell River GEU2019-4 Jan 29, 2019 Feb 13, 2019
Information Technician Open Permanent Part Time Campbell River CUPE2019-10 Mar 7, 2019 Apply
Cataloguing Technician III (Casual) Screening Casual Nanaimo North CUPE2018-143 Jan 28, 2019 Feb 12, 2019
Library Page Open Page Cortes Island P2018-150 Mar 12, 2019 Apply
Library Page Interviewing Page Ladysmith P2019-8 Jan 17, 2019 Feb 1, 2019
Information Technician Interviewing Permanent Part Time Courtenay CUPE2018-164 Jan 10, 2019 Jan 25, 2019
Library Page Interviewing Page Ucluelet P2019-3 Jan 8, 2019 Jan 23, 2019
Assistant Director, Collections & Support Services Screening Permanent Full Time Administration EX2018-112 Dec 27, 2018 Jan 17, 2019
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We are accepting applications until the closing date.
Posting has closed, applications are being short-listed.
Short-listed candidates have been contacted for an interview.
Competition is closed.
This posting has been withdrawn.

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