Are you ready to begin your career as a Health Care Assistant? There are many opportunities for you and your family in beautiful British Columbia.   Learn more about BC’s communities, both urban and rural, here.

Please note:  Choose2Care.ca and Health Match BC are not direct employers of Health Care Assistants. Accordingly, we do not issue offers of employment to HCAs (or those considering the HCA profession) directly or on behalf of our provincial employer partners. Please refer to the information below that includes a list of HCA employers in BC. If you have any questions regarding an offer of employment, please contact the employer directly or email us at info@choose2care.ca.

BC Health Authorities

The Ministry of Health works with BC’s health authorities to provide quality, appropriate, and timely health services to British Columbians. There are eight health authorities across BC. You can view a map of the regions they serve here.

Below you will find links to each health authority’s job boards, including those for Health Care Assistants. For those health authorities you are interested in, create a profile on their website and apply today!

Visit this BC health authority application guide for an overview of the process and tips on creating a resume and cover letter.

Publicly Funded Employers

Publicly Funded Employers

First Nations Health

The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) is the first province-wide health authority of its kind in Canada. FNHA is dedicated to transforming the health and well-being of BC’s First Nations and Aboriginal people by dramatically changing health care services. Learn more.


Fraser Health

Fraser Health delivers a wide range of health care services to more than 1.8 million people living in communities stretching from Burnaby to White Rock to Hope. Fraser Health has over 26,000 employees, 2,900 physicians, and more than 6,000 volunteers providing services and support to their patients, residents, and clients. Learn more.

Interior Health

Interior Health is the publicly funded health care provider in the Southern Interior of British Columbia encompassing the Okanagan, Kootenay, and Thompson Cariboo Shuswap regions. Come live, work, and play where others only vacation!  Learn more.


Island Health

Island Health provides public health care services to approximately 800,000 residents throughout their region. It is the largest employer on Vancouver Island with over 21,500 employees, 1,900 physician partners, and 6,500 volunteers.

Island Health strives to create work environments that support and attract workers with passion, professionalism, and dedication that will help them provide the highest quality of patient care.  Learn more.


Northern Health

Northern Health leads the way in promoting health and providing health services for northern and rural populations. Acquiring and retaining high-quality talent is a priority for the organization’s success. Their vision is to build a strong primary health care system to create a dynamic work environment. Northern Health provides health services to 300,000 people over an area of 600,000 square kilometres in the northern region of British Columbia. Learn more.


Providence Health Care

Providence Health Care is a Catholic health care provider and denominational affiliate of Vancouver Coastal Health. They partner with the Provincial Health Services Authority and the University of British Columbia to provide services to residents of the Vancouver Coastal region and specialty services to residents across British Columbia.  Learn more.


Provincial Health Services Authority

Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, coordinates, and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care province-wide. PHSA programs provide care and services through specialized hospitals and centres such as BC Children’s Hospital and BC Cancer. PHSA is also responsible for specialized health services delivered across BC in collaboration with regional health authorities, such as cardiac, trauma, perinatal, and stroke services. Through BC Emergency Health Services, PHSA oversees the BC Ambulance Service and Patient Transfer Network. Learn more.


Vancouver Coastal Health

Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) delivers services to more than one million BC residents living in Vancouver, Vancouver’s North Shore, Richmond, the Sea-to-Sky Corridor, Sunshine Coast, Bella Bella, Bella Coola, the Central Coast and surrounding areas. The range of jobs and specialties place VCH at the forefront of career destinations for many health care professionals. VCH promotes better heath for their communities through innovation and exceptional care. Learn more about Care Aide positions. Learn more about Community Health Worker positions.

Private Employers

In addition to opportunities with health authorities, jobs are available with private employers. Check out these organizations’ job boards for postings.

Private Employers

In addition to opportunities with health authorities, jobs are available with private employers. Check out these organizations’ job boards for postings.

BC Care Providers Association

BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA) is the leading voice representing non-government operators providing seniors’ living and wellness service in British Columbia in long-term care, assisted living, independent living, and home health services. BCCPA’s membership includes over 350 organizations delivering these services, as well as commercial and associate members. Learn more.

BC Senior Living Association

The British Columbia Senior Living Association (BCSLA) is a voluntary, membership-driven organization dedicated to promoting and protecting the best interests of its members, which include the owners and operators of independent and assisted-living communities in BC. Learn more.


Other Opportunities

If you are looking to gain experience working on a health care team while you are completing your education or recredentialling, contact your local health authority or private employers to find out if they offer volunteer opportunities or job shadow placements.

Other Opportunities

If you are looking to gain experience working on a health care team while you are completing your education or recredentialling, contact your local health authority or private employers to find out if they offer volunteer opportunities or job shadow placements.

Volunteer Opportunities

Organizations deeply value the contribution of volunteers. Opportunities range from emergency room, adult day centres, patient support, friendly visiting, meal support, and more.

Benefits of volunteering:

  • Learn and practise working as part of a health care team
  • Enhance your health care experience for your resume
  • Network with other health care professionals, which may benefit your job search

Some employers that you can apply to online for volunteer opportunities include:

Job Shadow Placements

Participating in a job shadow can help you gain knowledge about the role of a Health Care Assistant. These unpaid placements allow you to observe an HCA and learn about specific responsibilities required for the job.

Benefits of job shadowing:

  • Experience a career of interest before enrolling in an educational program
  • Understand the important and rewarding work of an HCA
  • Observe and appreciate how roles in health care support each other
  • Enjoy the opportunity to ask questions of an expert

HCA Dual Credit Options

High school students! Did you know you might be eligible to participate in a school-funded HCA dual credit training? You can earn dual credits that count towards your high school diploma and your HCA certificate at the same time! Learn more.

Brittany Hughes Is A Health Care Assistant Making A Difference in Fort St. John

“Being a care aide is so much more than what people think and expect. We are the eyes, ears and voices of the elderly. We are their families… in so many ways,” says Brittany Hughes, a Health Care Assistant with the Northern Health Authority (NHA), working and living in Fort St. John.

BCCPA HCA Training Program

With funding from the WorkBC Community Workforce Response Grant, BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA) is training three 16-person cohorts of health care assistants in Parksville, Cowichan Valley, and Kamloops, B.C. The training program will be delivered in partnership with Discovery Community College.

BCCPA will cover the entire cost of tuition for participants, as well as provide additional living supports.

Join us for an Information Session about the HCA Career Pathways & Bursary Program

If you are interested in becoming a Health Care Assistant (HCA) and are in need of financial assistance, there are options available for you. One of these options is the HCA Career Pathways & Bursary Program created by Health Match BC, a division of the Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC), which offers professional recruitment services on behalf of British Columbia’s public health employers.

Three Reasons to Choose a Health Care Assistant Career

A career as a HCA will provide you with job satisfaction and security, while also making an impact in the lives of others.

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