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What We Offer


Cowichan Valley communities range from charming seaside villages to bustling town centres near the centrally located city of Duncan, B.C. Each community has its own distinct flavour and they are unified by their welcoming and supportive people.

The Cowichan Valley is Canada's only Mediterranean climatic zone and boasts the warmest year-round temperatures in Canada.  In fact, "Cowichan" is rooted in the Hul'q'umi'num word “shquw'utsun” which directly translated means “to warm one's back in the sun."

With excellent public schools, French Immersion, nature-based centres, and several world-class private schools, the Cowichan Valley is a wonderful place to raise your family. Your children can choose from a variety of sport and art clubs, and the whole family can enjoy state-of-the-art recreation facilities.

Our talented and creative community hosts many crafting and artisan markets for your weekend explorations. Choose from a multitude of farms, wineries, cideries, restaurants, and other diverse gathering places to truly experience the local hospitality. It's easy to get to know people personally in our friendly communities.  

Island Health is looking for talented professionals to join our team of compassionate and dedicated nurses at Cowichan District Hospital today.

With a new, world-class community hospital under construction and doors opening in 2027, there are opportunities in all programs, including specialty areas. Registration with the BC College of Nurses and Midwives as a practicing RN or LPN registrant is required. 

Join our growing team! These positions would be a great fit for you if you love the outdoors, want to escape big city living, and are looking for a new, fulfilling career in a vibrant, culturally diverse community that cares. 

Relocation assistance may be available for eligible positions. 

These positions may also qualify for Provincial and/or Federal Loan Forgiveness programs. 

Award-Winning Employer

Competitive Wages

Exceptional Benefits

Vacation, Leave, & Pension



We are privileged to live and serve on the traditional, unceded territory of the Cowichan Tribes, Stz’uminus First Nation, Penelakut Tribe, Halalt First Nation, and Lyackson First Nations, and also servicing our neighbouring communities Malahat, Ts’uubaa-asatx, and Ditidhat First Nations. We will support you in your journey to deepening your practice and knowledge to provide culturally safe care for Indigenous, Metis, and Inuit people seeking health care.
Unspoiled and unhurried, Cowichan Valley's, rainforests, beaches, rivers and lakes naturally lend themselves to peace and tranquility. Rich, stunning landscapes await around every corner; the beautiful Cowichan Valley has no shortage of quiet trails and tranquil picnic spots for the peace-loving healthcare worker.  

Construction for the new Cowichan District Hospital launched in 2023 and it is expected to open its doors in 2027. The replacement will be three times larger with capacity for 204 beds. It will be B.C.'s first fully electric hospital and is being built to LEED Gold standards for environmental sustainability. 

Staff, patients, and Indigenous partners have contributed to a design with improved patient experience and provider wellness in mind, incorporating healing design and a strong connection to the natural environment.  

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With more than 30,000 health care professionals, including more than 3,000 doctors, nurse practitioners, midwives and dentists that make up our Medical Staff, Island Health delivers a broad range of health services within our region. 

We are committed to providing  superior health care through innovation, teaching and research and a commitment to quality and safety—creating healthier, stronger communities and a better quality of life for those we touch. 



We offer a welcoming, collaborative and supportive environment where you can engage and share your skills and knowledge.

We work together with a shared goal of creating healthier, stronger communities and a better quality of life for those we touch.




Kayaking, mountain biking, fishing, golf, hiking - take your pick! The Cowichan Valley is home to a huge variety of year-round adventure opportunities for the outdoors lover. Try your hand at fly-fishing the Cowichan River or exploring our communities easily by bicycle, which is how many of our hospital staff arrive to work.

Island Health offers programs and services on the unceded and traditional territories of the Coast Salish, Nuu-chah-nulth and Kwakwaka'wakw Peoples.

As an organization, we are committed to cultural safety and humility and we demonstrate this through our actions to address Indigenous specific racism, systemic racism and the ongoing impacts of colonialism.

Island Health is committed to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.  


The best part about working at the Cowichan District Hospital is interacting with all my outstanding co-workers. In the operating room, we work closely as a team and I always look forward to spending time with our team.

Paisley, RN, CDH 

I think there are so many opportunities right now because of the new hospital. I can see us moving and growing with the changes and doors opening up for everyone. The dynamic of creating change...is exhilarating.  

Brenda, RN, CDH

I moved to Vancouver Island in the Fall of 2021. I enjoy the local waterfall hikes, beautiful walking paths, and stunning swimming spots in the summer. There are also great mountain biking locations.

Mariah, RN, CDH


The lush, rolling green landscapes and multitude of beaches are great for unwinding, but adventure-seekers will also enjoy world class fly-fishing, kayaking, wildlife viewing, rainforest hiking, golfing, and much more. Four hikeable and bikeable mountains are close by, plus a huge variety of trail systems with spectacular scenery.

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