VICTORIA: A GREAT PLACE TO BE A FP
Interested in practicing Family Medicine in Victoria, BC? Let us help you:
Explore living and working in Victoria
Everyone knows Victoria is a stunning city that boasts one of the warmest climates in Canada, and that offers recreational opportunities to excite outdoor enthusiasts year-round. As a doctor, you’re looking for more than just what will balance your work life.
GREAT RELATIONSHIPS WITH SPECIALISTS
Victoria is big enough to have a wealth of specialists and small enough to know them all by name.
A CITY OF INCLUSIVITY, DIVERSITY, ACCESSIBILITY
No matter where you come from, or what your lifestyle is, you’ll find your place here in Victoria.
Your practice can suit your lifestyle
Support & professional development programs. You are supported by the Victoria Division of Family Practice, your dynamic and active professional association. Your arrival will be softened by a warm welcome from Division staff who can help to orient you to your new community. Monthly Dine & Learn events connect you with colleagues and specialist knowledge.
Your practice can suit your lifestyle. Whether your goal is to be a hospitalist, locum physician, walk-in doctor, E.R. doctor, youth clinic doctor, military doctor, full-service family practice FP, a FP with a specialty, a family practice resident, or a B.C. Cancer Agency doctor, all options are open to you in Victoria.
LOCUM MATCHING TO COVER YOUR TIME OFF
Victoria has an excellent locum matching system, pairing doctors with locums on a variety of parameters, so you can schedule the time off that you deserve.
A CITY DESIGNED FOR FAMILIES
Here, you’ll find great schools, clean air and water, safe streets, lots of green spaces, outdoor recreation galore, and a wealth of programs for year-round family fun.
Our doctors work together and play together, too. There’s a doctor’s hockey league, cycling club, mama and baby group, and even an all-FP band!
HEAR FROM OUR DOCTORS ABOUT WORKING AND LIVING IN VICTORIA, BC
We asked doctors like you why they love to practice in Victoria; this is what they said.
FAST FACTS ABOUT VICTORIA
FAMILY PHYSICIANS PER 100,000 PEOPLE (2012)
AGE OF VICTORIA’S POPULATION
EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY
- 0-14 Years 44% 44%
- 15-64 Years 60% 60%
- 65 Years & Over 21% 21%
Percent of residents who are satisfied with the level of access to arts and cultural opportunities
VICTORIA RESIDENTS CARE FOR THE EARTH
- 98.7% Recycle Materials
- 94.8% Conserve Energy
- 92.5% Reduce Waste
- 89.8% Reuse Materials
- 87.6% Conserve Water
- 80.0% Separate Waste
- 67.9% Carpool or Car-share
- 54.0% Use Alternative Transportation
- 22.9% Buy Locally Produced Food