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Vancouver Island University


Work Where You Matter.
We invite you to explore the possibilities of a career with Vancouver Island University. Known as a centre of excellence, Vancouver Island University (VIU) produces quality graduates who are in demand by employers across the country and around the world. VIU offers a supportive campus community focused on innovative teaching methods, undergraduate research opportunities and creating an exceptional learning experience for our students.

VIU’s rich history and connection with its communities dates back to 1936 when Nanaimo’s first vocational training school opened its doors. Today, VIU offers an extensive range of programming, from industry-responsive trades and applied training to academic undergraduate and graduate degrees. VIU has evolved into a university that supports a student population of over 14,000 learners, including 2,100 international students, over 1,500 Indigenous students, and employs over 2,000 faculty and staff.

Located in Nanaimo on British Columbia’s spectacular West Coast, VIU offers the opportunity to live and learn in one of the most beautiful university settings in Canada.

VIU is one of BC's top Employers!
VIU was named one of British Columbia's top 100 employers in 2023 for the fourth consecutive year by the Top Employers program. We are a proud recipient of this honour and all that it represents about the VIU employment experience.