South Island Division of Family Practice

Urban Locum Program - Greater Victoria Pilot

Applications are now open!


Last updated: May 18, 2023 

The Urban Locum Program (ULP) pilot in Greater Victoria’s primary care networks aims to offer up to 10 days of coverage per year for eligible family doctors and a career pathway for new physicians into longitudinal care. The program began in the fall of 2022, and is intended to help address challenges facing family doctors including burnout, finding locum coverage to maintain continuity of care during leaves, mounting financial pressures from business costs, and the need to recruit and retain family doctors in community longitudinal practice.

To learn about the benefits, eligibility requirements, and application process, please visit the Urban Locum Program home page. 


If you have any questions, please contact Becky Litt at