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Thinking of starting a new chapter in your career?
Let VIRL be part of your story.

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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Accounts Payable Clerk Open Temporary Administration CUPE2019-97 Jul 16, 2019 Jul 31, 2019 Apply
Library Page – MS Open Page Masset P2019-93 Jul 12, 2019 Jul 27, 2019 Apply
Library Page – SC Open Page South Cowichan P2019-92 Jul 11, 2019 Jul 26, 2019 Apply
Library Page – GI Screening Page Gabriola Island P2019-89 Jun 28, 2019 Jul 13, 2019
Library Assistants – CW Screening Casual Cowichan CUPE2019-90 Jun 27, 2019 Jul 12, 2019
Library Assistant -UC Open Permanent Part Time Ucluelet CUPE2019-76 Jun 20, 2019 Jul 27, 2019 Apply
Library Assistant – SI Screening Casual Sidney / North Saanich CUPE2019-84 Jun 19, 2019 Jul 4, 2019
Library Page – BR Open Page Bowser P2019-82 Jun 14, 2019 Jul 27, 2019 Apply
Customer Service Librarian I, Adult Services Interviewing Permanent Full Time Campbell River GEU2019-68 Jun 29, 2019
Buyer Interviewing Permanent Full Time Administration CUPE2019-26 Jun 13, 2019 Jun 28, 2019
Library Assistant(s) Interviewing Casual/On Call Sooke CUPE2019-80 Jun 11, 2019 Jun 26, 2019
Library Page Interviewing Page Parksville P2019-77 Jun 26, 2019
Catalogue Technician Screening Permanent Full Time Administration CUPE2019-48 Jun 5, 2019 Jun 20, 2019
Library Page – HA Open Page Port Hardy P2019-75 Jun 4, 2019 Jul 27, 2019 Apply
Library Assistant – HI Interviewing Casual Hornby Island CUPE2019-65 May 24, 2019 Jun 8, 2019
Information Technician Interviewing Permanent Part Time Nanaimo Wellington CUPE2019-25 May 2, 2019 Jul 4, 2019
Scheduling Assistant (Casual) Interviewing Casual Nanaimo Harbourfront CUPE2019-16 Apr 4, 2019 Jun 25, 2019
Library Page – TO Open Page Tofino P2019-31 Mar 29, 2019 Jul 17, 2019 Apply
Library Page Screening Page Cortes Island P2018-150 Jun 18, 2019 Jul 9, 2019
* Legend
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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