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Join the passionate health care teams in Port Hardy and Port McNeill

Come for the lifestyle, stay for the community. 

As a recruitment and retention incentive, Island Health is pleased to offer wrap-around relocation support and financial incentives.


These include:

  • Temporary accommodation while you transition to the community 

  • Earn a retention incentive up to $2,000 per quarter

  • Earn up to $1,500 by referring a successful candidate

  • $10,000 bonus for Medical Laboratory Technologist

  • Receive funding towards you Provincial Student Loan!

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What position are you interested in?

What Island Health Offers You

Paid Time Off

Municipal Pension Plan

Extended Health Benefits

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About The Area

Close-Knit Community

Port Hardy and Port McNeill are located in the Northern region of Vancouver Island. These town take pride in their strong sense of community, with numerous events, festivals and gatherings that bring residents and visitors together to celebrate local traditions and foster connections.

Year-Round Fun

North Vancouver Island breathtaking natural surroundings make it a haven for hikers and bikers, with an extensive network of trails meandering through lush forests, rolling hills and rugged coastline. This area also offers incredible fishing, camping and organized recreational activities such as curling and hockey.

Upgraded Hospital Equipment 

Island Health is invested in upgrading the facilities and equipment for our healthcare team. This includes a new Mobile CT Pad and expansion and updates to the Port Hardy and Port McNeill hospitals. 

Commitment and Collaboration

Significant progress and work continues in North Vancouver Island. We are committed to providing future updates to ensure that local residents, First Nations communities and community leaders are aware of the ongoing progress and results of this important investment.

Available Positions

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Nurse Practitioner

Indigenous Recruitment & Retention

Island Health offers programs and services on the unceded and traditional territories of the Coast Salish, Nuu-chah-nulth and Kwakwaka'wakw Peoples. 
As an organization, we are committed to cultural safety and humility and we demonstrate this through our actions to address Indigenous-specific racism, systemic racism and the ongoing impacts of colonialism.

Please reach out to our Indigenous Recruitment and Retention team for support with your application if you identify as Indigenous at

Consider the joy of working in a close‐knit, small‐town coastal setting and the important role health care providers play in these communities. Living and working in Port Hardy and Port McNeill, you get to know your patients better. You can follow your clients from facility to the community improving the continuity of care.

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