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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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Library Page – QI Open Page Quadra Island P2021-16 Feb 24, 2021 Mar 11, 2021 Apply
Library Assistant – SO Open Casual Sooke CUPE2021-15 Feb 19, 2021 Mar 6, 2021 Apply
Facilities Support Clerk III Open Permanent Full Time Administration CUPE2021-11 Feb 18, 2021 Mar 5, 2021 Apply
Information Technician – CC Open Casual Creativity Commons CUPE2020-124 Feb 4, 2021 Feb 19, 2021 Apply
Shipper Receiver II (Driver) Screening Casual Administration CUPE2021-9 Feb 3, 2021 Feb 16, 2021
Library Assistant – AL Open Casual Port Alice CUPE2021-10 Feb 2, 2021 Feb 17, 2021 Apply
Library Assistant – CI Screening Casual Cortes Island CUPE2020-98 Nov 26, 2020 Dec 11, 2020
Catalogue Technician Screening Casual Administration CUPE2020-75 Nov 24, 2020 Dec 9, 2020
Library Assistant – TA Screening Casual Tahsis CUPE2020-104 Nov 16, 2020 Dec 18, 2020
IT Project Manager Screening Permanent Full Time Administration EX2020-43 Dec 22, 2020 Jan 12, 2021
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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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