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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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Library Assistant – CI Open Casual Cortes Island CUPE2020-98 Nov 26, 2020 Dec 11, 2020 Apply
Catalogue Technician – NN Open Casual Administration CUPE2020-75 Nov 24, 2020 Dec 9, 2020 Apply
Customer Service Librarian, Child & Youth – CO Open Temporary Courtenay GEU2020-94 Nov 20, 2020 Dec 5, 2020 Apply
Library Assistant – HA Open Casual Port Hardy CUPE2020-106 Nov 17, 2020 Dec 2, 2020 Apply
Library Assistant – PA Open Casual Port Alberni CUPE2020-105 Dec 2, 2020 Apply
Library Assistant – TA Open Casual Tahsis CUPE2020-104 Nov 16, 2020 Dec 1, 2020 Apply
Library Assistant – CI Canceled Casual Cortes Island CUPE2020-98 Nov 9, 2020 Nov 24, 2020
Library Assistant – SA Open Casual Sayward CUPE2020-99 Nov 24, 2020 Apply
Library Page – GR Open Page Gold River P2020-95 Nov 4, 2020 Nov 19, 2020 Apply
Library Page – MO Open Page Comox P2020-93 Oct 30, 2020 Nov 14, 2020 Apply
Library Page – GI Screening Page Gabriola Island P2020-91 Oct 26, 2020 Nov 10, 2020
Library Assistant – CH Screening Casual Chemainus CUPE2020-78 Oct 22, 2020 Nov 6, 2020
Library Page – HA Screening Page Port Hardy P2020-87 Oct 20, 2020 Nov 4, 2020
Library Assistant – PV Screening Casual Parksville CUPE2020-82 Oct 19, 2020 Nov 3, 2020
Library Assistant – SI Screening Casual Sidney / North Saanich CUPE2020-85 Nov 3, 2020
Library Assistant – HA Screening Casual Port Hardy CUPE2020-86 Nov 3, 2020
Library Page – WO Screening Page Woss P2020-84 Nov 3, 2020
Library Assistant Zone 2 Screening Casual Courtenay CUPE2020-73 Oct 9, 2020 Oct 24, 2020
Library Assistant – MS Screening Casual Masset CUPE2020-74 Oct 24, 2020
IT Project Manager Interviewing Permanent Full Time Administration EX2020-43 Aug 13, 2020 Sep 3, 2020
Procurement Operations Manager Open Permanent Full Time Administration EX2020-50 Oct 27, 2020 Nov 17, 2020 Apply
IT Operations Manager Interviewing Permanent Full Time Administration EX2020-42 Apr 30, 2020 Sep 3, 2020
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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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