Why Providence?

We respect the diversity, dignity and interdependence of all persons.

How you want to be treated. These simple words embrace the core of Providence Health Care’s values and emphasize our commitment to putting our patients, residents and families at the centre of our care model. This phrase also refers to how we treat one another in our workplace — with respect, dignity, and inclusiveness. We are energetic, talented, and passionate — and seek others like us.

Guided by a strong tradition of social justice and compassion, Providence is known for our work in caring for our society’s most vulnerable — people who are elderly, those with chronic conditions, people with a mental illness and those who don’t have the means to take good care of themselves. This unconditional compassion finds its roots in the organization’s rich legacy as a faith-based care provider, whose founding Catholic Sisters believed that no one in need should be turned away. This is a tradition we take seriously and about which we care deeply. This tradition is what separates Providence from other health providers and what attracts our workforce to us.

Our service area includes all of British Columbia, with our downtown, teaching hospital, St. Paul’s, forming the cornerstone of our care, treatment and research programs. Almost 9,000 people work at our 16 sites including 6,000 staff, 1,200 physicians/medical staff and researchers, and 1,600 volunteers.

Careers Stories

Providence Health Care continues to be one of the best places to work in B.C.

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Working at PHC

At Providence, compassionate care, teaching and research form a continuous cycle of excellence. We are committed to translating new research findings into the care we provide and to creating an environment where teaching and learning are a normal part of any work day.

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Who We Serve

Providence serves unique populations from around BC. We have been known throughout our history for the care of society’s most vulnerable populations.

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We offer competitive benefits, including relocation assistance.

About Vancouver

Located on Canada’s west coast, Vancouver is regularly ranked among the top cities in the world in which to live. Clean and safe, Vancouver is a multicultural, forward-thinking urban environment of 600,000 people (more than 2.5 million live in the Vancouver area).

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