Specialty Midwife

Role and Facility Information

Island Health’s Division of Midwifery has 5 full-time opportunities for Registered Midwives to join 35 other midwives practicing in greater Victoria.

Victoria Midwives are currently involved in 32% of the total births in the Capital Region and the home birth rate is approximately 15%. Midwives have admitting privileges at the Victoria General Hospital, a medium sized tertiary care center for Vancouver Island, which has approximately 3,000 deliveries per year.

The GEO 4 Department of Midwifery is well-integrated within the Island Health medical staff structure. Midwives are active members of the multi-disciplinary perinatal care teams and have been instrumental in affecting how maternity care services are delivered in the region.

Midwives in B.C. are required to practice in both the home and hospital settings. They are independent practitioners with their own practices in the community.

The successful applicants must be eligible to obtain full licensure with the B.C. College of Nurses and Midwives and demonstrate suitable experience and training. Midwives who self-identify as BIPOC are strongly encouraged to apply.

Start Date

As soon as possible.

Community Information

Victoria, British Columbia’s scenic Capital, is located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island. Renowned for its breathtaking natural beauty and enviable quality of life, this is an ideal place to pursue your midwifery career. Few areas in the world can match BC’s scope of outdoor activities, with Vancouver Island offering many regional, provincial and national parks with myriad recreational activities. With Victoria’s temperate climate, its rich heritage, and vibrant cultural scene, it provides the very best of urban and rural living.


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British Columbia’s scenic capital city of Victoria is located on the southern part of Vancouver Island. Double-decker buses, horse-drawn carriages, scenic gardens and even the tradition of formal afternoon tea, reflect this seaside city’s British heritage. Victoria’s economy is made up of traditional industry, advanced technology, tourism and arts and cultural organizations. The city boasts one of the highest “park-to-people” ratios of any city in North America. A temperate climate supports numerous recreational pursuits including golfing, fishing and boating.

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