VICTORIA: A GREAT PLACE TO BE A GP

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HEAR FROM OUR DOCTORS ABOUT WORKING AND LIVING IN VICTORIA, BC

Victoria: A Great Place to be a GP

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. We asked doctors like you why they love to practice in Victoria; this is what they said.

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, you'll find your place here in Victoria

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 through the Welcome & Transitions Mentoring Program. Monthly Dine & Learn events connect you with colleagues and specialist knowledge. Community rounds, Provincial Academic Detailing, the Practice Support Program, and terrific local conferences all support your lifelong learning. And, thanks to the Island Medical Program at UVIC (UBC’s distributed MD Undergraduate Program) there are also opportunities to teach.

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 GP, a GP 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.
After-hours 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-GP band!

FAST FACTS ABOUT VICTORIA

Family physicians per 100,000 people (2012)

Canada - 109
British Columbia - 122
Greater Victoria - 160
76
Percent who perceive their mental health to be very good or excellent

Age of Victoria's Population

  • 0-14
  • 15-24
  • 25-64
  • 65-74
  • 75-84
  • 85+

Employment by Industry

Trade - 14.9%
Health Care - 14.3%
Construction - 6.8%
Manufacturing - 3.5%
81

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
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