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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 Open Casual Queen Charlotte CUPE2019-155 Oct 7, 2019 Oct 22, 2019 Apply
Facilities Support Clerk III Open Permanent Full Time Administration CUPE2019-131 Sep 27, 2019 Oct 12, 2019 Apply
Customer Service Librarian – Adult Services Open Permanent Full Time Cowichan GEU2019-129 Sep 25, 2019 Oct 10, 2019 Apply
Library Page – CO Screening Page Courtenay P2019-136 Sep 16, 2019 Oct 1, 2019
Driver (Shipper Receiver II) Open Casual Administration CUPE2019-121 Oct 18, 2019 Apply
Accounts Payable Clerk Interviewing Permanent Full Time Administration CUPE2019-130 Sep 11, 2019 Sep 24, 2019
Library Page – BC Open Page Bella Coola P2019-128 Sep 9, 2019 Oct 10, 2019 Apply
Library Page – LY Screening Page Ladysmith P2019-127 Sep 6, 2019 Sep 21, 2019
Library Page – TL Screening Page Sointula P2019-123 Aug 28, 2019 Sep 12, 2019
Library Page – MO Screening Page Comox P2019-119 Aug 26, 2019 Sep 10, 2019
Library Page – MO Screening Page Comox P2019-118 Sep 10, 2019
Library Page – MO Screening Page Comox P2019-117 Sep 10, 2019
Library Page – QB Screening Page Qualicum Beach P2019-116 Aug 21, 2019 Sep 5, 2019
Library Page – QB Screening Page Qualicum Beach P2019-115 Aug 20, 2019 Sep 4, 2019
Customer Services Librarian – Adult Services Filled Temporary Courtenay GEU2019-107 Aug 14, 2019 Aug 29, 2019
Library Page – SO Screening Page Sooke P2019-111 Aug 7, 2019 Sep 19, 2019
Library Page – MS Screening Page Masset P2019-93 Jul 12, 2019 Oct 2, 2019
Library Page – GI Screening Page Gabriola Island P2019-89 Jun 28, 2019 Sep 16, 2019
Library Page – BR Open Page Bowser P2019-82 Jun 14, 2019 Oct 25, 2019 Apply
Library Page – TO Open Page Tofino P2019-31 Mar 29, 2019 Oct 7, 2019 Apply
* 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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