Victoria Divisions of Family Practice

Explore living and working in Victoria!

What does Victoria have to offer?

Victoria has a variety of quiet and scenic neighbourhoods to help you escape from the busy world. There are many world-class dining, theatre, music, and cultural scenes to entertain. Spend an afternoon shopping, visiting a museum, or sipping tea while taking in the sights.

With the mildest climate in Canada, Victoria allows you to enjoy outdoor activities year-round. The city has many parks, walkways, bicycle paths, recreation centres, and golf courses. The seaside beckons boating, surfing, diving, and kayaking enthusiasts alike.

Vancouver Island offers many diverse recreational options, from fishing to hiking to skiing, all within driving distance from Victoria. Plus you will pass wineries, luxury hotels, and famers’ markets along the way.

Practising medicine can be demanding. Consider living and working in Victoria to balance your professional and personal priorities.


Victoria welcome booklet

Please contact Helen Welch for more information on opportunities in Victoria:

To learn more about the career resources on this page, visit:

Permanent GP | Permanent Walk-in Clinic | Permanent Long-Term Care | Urban Locum Program - Greater Victoria PilotLocum GP Office | Locum Walk-in Clinics | Primary Care Network (PCN) MOA Postings | Available Office Space | Teaching Opportunities | Post an Opportunity 

Useful links as you consider setting up your practice:

BC Ministry of Health 

Doctors of BC 

Health Match BC 

Island Health 

Liability protection – Canadian Medical Protective Association

Licensure – College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia  

Medical Services Plan – Billing Number

Social Insurance Number


Interested in supporting your fellow physicians to practice in BC by becoming a supervisor for those with a provisional license? It's easier than you think!

Read the Registration Policy - Supervisor Eligibility Requirements from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia.

Resources when considering your move to Victoria:

Child Care

City of Victoria 


Driver’s Licence

Health Insurance


Real Estate

Rental Accommodation

Tourism Victoria

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