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Work in Victoria: Part Two - Finding Work

If, despite reading my previous article, you do plan to live and work in Victoria here are a few places to start your job search. First of all, there is the government. Most people in Victoria work either directly or indirectly for the provincial, federal, or municipal governments. By far the majority of those work for the provincial government. If your interested in employment with them visit their job postings site.

The federal government jobs are posted on the Public Service Commission of Canada's Victoria web site.

Employment pages for the Corporation of the District of Saanich and The Corporation of the District of Oak Bay. The others require a bit of digging but you can find a convenient set of links to all of the local municipalities on the CRD site.

If you are looking for an academic environment, try the University of Victoria, Camosun College, or Royal Roads University, listings. Always wanted to be a project manager? Try the Centre for Education Information. They're almost always looking for PM types.

If hi-tech is your area of interest, try the Vancouver Island Advanced Technology Center. The member companies (about 400) post their job openings on the site. If you don't find a job of interest posted, try the membership directory. Each company is described and there is a link to each company website. I often find jobs are posted on the company websites.

If your looking for work in the health or medical fields in Victoria, see what has to offer.

The other significant employer in Victoria is the tourism and hospitality industry. The majority of the jobs for that industry, as well as construction, small business, and agricultural, can be found at the federal governments Human Resources Development Canada site. Go to the site and check off the "Vancouver Island Area" box. If you only want to see jobs in Victoria, type 'victoria' (without the quotes) in the search criteria box.

Finally, if you are interested in contract work, check out the BC Government Purchasing Commission's BC Bid. This is where all the contracts, big and small, get posted. There are often postings for contract work in Victoria that have a year or more term, where they are only looking for one person.

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