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The Islands Trust area is a special place - a scenic archipelago of 13 major islands and more than 450 smaller islands. Our islands are characterized by vital communities, a rich cultural history and habitat for an exceptional variety of species, some found nowhere else in Canada. Outstanding scenery and recreational resources include panoramic viewpoints, sheltered bays with warm sand and pebble beaches and protected marine waterways and anchorages that contribute to the Trust Area's beauty and appeal.

There is a local trust committee for each island or group of islands designated as a local trust area under the Island Trust Act. Comprised of locally elected trustees and one Executive Committee member, a local trust committee is responsible for land-use planning and regulation for its area of jurisdiction. As such, its responsibilities include preparation and adoption of an Official Community Plan (OCP), comprehensive land use bylaws, and authorization of certain Local Government Act permits.

How to Apply for Employment

Opportunities are open to both internal and external applicants unless otherwise noted on the job posting. Islands Trust does not accept general applications. If you have a general inquiry, contact

The Islands Trust organization chart will provide you with the current organizational structure.

Eligibility to Apply

You must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada (as defined by Citizenship & Immigration Canada) to be eligible for employment in the British Columbia Public Service.

Some individuals (e.g. foreign students) may have authorization from the Government of Canada to work here on a time limited basis. If you have this authorization you are only eligible for employment if the length and location of the appointment and the nature of the work meets the conditions specified in your authorization documents.

You must be at least 15 years of age.

Collective Agreement

Most positions posted on this site are within the BCGEU bargaining unit, thus are covered by a collective agreement. These agreements cover terms of employment such as salaries, overtime, statutory holiday, vacation and other provisions. View the BCGEU Collective Agreement on-line.

Employee Benefits

Islands Trust offers a comprehensive benefit package to its employees.

A wide range of health benefits include:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Extended health services plans
  • Short and long term illness and injury plans, and
  • Group life insurance.

Some benefits also apply to those hired on an auxiliary basis, or payment of an hourly premium in lieu of benefits is provided.

The Islands Trust offers flexible working arrangements, such as a modified work week, telework and deferred salary leave.

Page last updated: 26/09/19
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