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Relocation Policy
General Guidelines for Administration of Relocation Policy:
  • Relocation assistance up to a maximum of $5,000 Canadian shall be available for new employees who are traveling to their place of employment in Vancouver. To be eligible for this amount, the employee must be relocating from other provinces outside of BC or other countries.
  • The relocation assistance is a forgivable loan and shall be paid back to the employer (on a pro-rated basis) should the recipient terminate their employment before the end of one year, or not fulfill their obligation as outlined in the offer letter.

The following expenses are eligible for relocation assistance up to the maximum approved by the Employer. Anything not included is not covered. Original receipts must be kept and submitted to the employer to be eligible for reimbursement.

  • Moving of household goods by a professional mover
  • Air travel for employee, and immediate family members whom will be relocating to Vancouver with the employee (note: only one-way air travel is covered. If the cost of return fair is lower than one way, VCH will reimburse half the cost of the return flight).
  • First month's rent or temporary lodging upon arrival in Vancouver
  • Cost of immigration medical examination
  • Canadian High Commission - Employment Authorization for the employee (Work Permit)
  • Cost of qualifying/upgrading course(s) required for employee to obtain CRNBC/CRPNBC eligibility (note that processing and registration fees are not covered) including SEC Assessment associated costs. *Subject to offer of employment
  • Cost of Emergency medical coverage during first three months of employment (can be purchased upon arrival in Vancouver).

All other expenses are the responsibility of the new employee. All reimbursement is in the form of a forgivable loan, forgiven upon completion of a 1-year commitment.  Maximum of $5,000 Canadian applies.

**Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) is accepting applications at this time for Full-Time Nursing opportunities in Acute Perinatal and the Neonatal Program at BC Women's Hospital & Health Centre (BCW), Operating Room at BC Children's Hospital (BCCH), the Child Psychiatry Unit (BCCH) at BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services – Vancouver, British Columbia and the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital at BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services – Coquitlam, British Columbia.

**Fraser Health is accepting applications at this time only for Intensive Care Unit, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Emergency, Cardiac Surgery ICU, Post Anesthetic Care Unit and Operating Rooms

**Vancouver Coastal Health is accepting applications at this time only for Mental Health Nurses

**Providence Health is accepting applications at this time only for Registered Psychiatric Nurses or Registered Nurses in the Older Adult Behaviour Stabilization Unit and Registered Nurses in Operating Rooms (Perioperative), Post Anaesthetic Recovery-PACU/Emergency Department & Intensive Care Units.

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