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New Employee Support

Welcome to the Vancouver Island University community. Thank you for choosing VIU for your employment journey – we’re glad you are here. This online toolkit shares helpful information for getting started as a new employee at VIU.  Visit the many sites in this menu for more information.

You should be informed about your onboarding plan by your new work unit. In the first few days you can expect to be introduced your team, included  in relevant email groups and Microsoft Teams, get further clarity on the job duties and office working styles, and be provided with the tools and technology to get started with your work. Reach out to your office administrator for more information about this process.

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Your Workplace of Choice

With more than 1,300 employees across several locations, VIU is one of the mid-Island’s largest employers. Our positive reputation attracts a skilled and dedicated workforce. Since 2020, VIU has been named one of BC's top 100 employers by the Top Employers program. We are a proud recipient of this honour and all that it represents about the VIU employment experience.