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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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Customer Services Librarian, Child & Youth Open Temporary Courtenay GEU2019-169 Dec 6, 2019 Dec 21, 2019 Apply
Information Technician Open Temporary Creativity Commons CUPE2019-171 Dec 21, 2019 Apply
Library Page – CW Open Page Cowichan P2019-174 Nov 28, 2019 Dec 13, 2019 Apply
Customer Services Librarian I – CO Open Casual Courtenay GEU2019-173 Dec 13, 2019 Apply
Information Technician Open Permanent Part Time South Cowichan CUPE2019-158 Nov 25, 2019 Dec 10, 2019 Apply
Information Technician Screening Permanent Full Time Creativity Commons CUPE2019-151 Nov 20, 2019 Dec 5, 2019
Library Page – SI Screening Page Sidney / North Saanich P2019-170 Nov 18, 2019 Dec 3, 2019
Library Page – SA Open Page Sayward P2019-163 Nov 6, 2019 Dec 7, 2019 Apply
Library Assistant – SI Interviewing Casual Sidney / North Saanich CUPE2019-156 Oct 21, 2019 Nov 5, 2019
Driver (Shipper Receiver II) Interviewing Casual Administration CUPE2019-121 Sep 16, 2019 Nov 15, 2019
Library Page – QB Interviewing Page Qualicum Beach P2019-116 Aug 21, 2019 Nov 20, 2019
Library Page – QB Interviewing Page Qualicum Beach P2019-115 Aug 20, 2019 Nov 20, 2019
Library Page – BR Screening Page Bowser P2019-82 Jun 14, 2019 Nov 29, 2019
Library Page – TO Open Page Tofino P2019-31 Mar 29, 2019 Jan 3, 2020 Apply
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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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