Victoria Jobs and General Information
A great number of Victoria jobs are held by workers in Government, Tourism,
Hospitality, Business Services and IT Jobs. As the capital city of British Columbia,
many provincial government jobs are based in Victoria. Employment in hotels and
restaurants are a positive result of Victoria's vibrant tourism sector.
Smaller technology firms also play a major role in the Victoria job market, with
over 13,000 employees, mostly in IT jobs with Internet and software development
businesses careers. The military and higher education facilities also employ over
30,000 people. Victoria is known as one of Canada's preferred retirement destinations,
mostly because of its temperate climate and calm lifestyle. There are also many
health care, caregiver and medical jobs in the area.
Victoria is located in the southern section of Vancouver Island, off Canada's west
coast, and covers an area slightly larger than Belgium and slightly smaller than
the Netherlands. Victoria has a population of more than 360,000 inhabitants. Another
400,000 people live on the northern part of the island. Many have employment with
pulp and paper mills, lumber and forestry products companies, as well as in fisheries
or in mining jobs.