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Bella Coola sits in a mountain valley at the head of the North Bentinck Channel. The community is at the end of a long, truly magnificent fjord, on the mainland coast of British Columbia. It is 500 km north of Vancouver and 450 km west of Williams Lake.

Tucked between snow-capped coastal mountains, this west coast village is rich in history and Indigenous culture. Bella Coola’s lush green valleys are home to the grizzly, salmon and bald eagle. The climate is mild and the area is a paradise for sport fishing, hiking, heli-skiing and photography. Hanging glaciers provide majestic backdrops where waterfalls plummet down vertical granite walls into the icy waters. Few places on earth provide such magnificent natural beauty.

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Bella Coola mountain with hiker

Approximately 2,000 people live in Bella Coola. The population is evenly split between members of the Nuxalk Nation and people of non-aboriginal descent. Here, where the mountains meet the sea, you’ll discover a natural paradise and a community that extends a warm welcome to its health care professionals.

Bella Coola General Hospital

Bella Coola General Hospital is a 15-bed facility providing acute, residential and emergency care, as well as diagnostic imaging, telehealth, and visiting physiotherapy services.

The healthcare team includes Physicians, Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Personal Care Assistants, Laboratory Technologists, Radiology Technologist, Combined Lab/Xray Technologists, Pharmacists, Pharmacy Assistants, Mental Health, Public Health Registered Nurses, Physiotherapists, Rehab Assistants, and Support Services Personnel.

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Relocation assistance available

We can help you get here! For select positions, new employees may be eligible for financial relocation assistance of up to $5,000 reimbursement for eligible expenses. Please inquire with your application or contact us for more information.

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Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Provincial (British Columbia)

If you qualify for the B.C. Loan Forgiveness Program, the Province of British Columbia, will forgive the outstanding B.C. portion of your Canada-B.C. integrated student loan debt at a rate of up to a maximum of 20% per year for up to five years. If you complete five years of employment, all or a percentage of your B.C. student loan debt will be forgiven. While you are in the loan forgiveness program, the Province will also pay any outstanding interest that accumulates during each year you are registered in the program.

Federal (Canada)

The Government of Canada offers Canada Student Loan Forgiveness to eligible family doctors, residents in family medicine, nurse practitioners, and nurses who work in under-served rural or remote communities that lack the primary health care they need. This change will help more Canadians get the health care they deserve.

Loan forgiveness can only be applied to outstanding Canada Student Loan balances. Canada Student Loans converted to a line of credit, private loan, or an Ontario Medical Resident Loan are not eligible for loan forgiveness.

Canada Student Loan forgiveness applies only to the federal portion of a student loan. It does not apply to the provincial or territorial portion of a student loan.

Jenna Gagnon, CLXT, standing with mountains in the background.

Meet the team

"I have never felt so accepted and included in a place. I am proud to have been a part of such an incredible community and team."

Jenna Gagnon, Combined Laboratory & X-ray Technologist, Bella Coola

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Brooke Meunier, LPN, crouched on a cliff with a dog in arm.

Meet the team

"Every member of the interdisciplinary team is valued and consulted with about decisions on patient care."

Brooke Meunier, Licensed Practical Nurse, Bella Coola

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