Join the Provincial ED Physician Contingency Locum Pool

Emergency Care BC invites physicians with emergency medicine experience to join the Provincial ED Physician Contingency Locum Pool, to support urgent and last-minute vacancies at priority ED sites facing imminent understaffing.

Join the Locum Pool now
Physicians will be asked to submit a letter of good standing from your Chief of Staff or Department Head.

Your personal information is being collected in compliance with BC privacy legislation under sections 26(c) and (e) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Your information may be shared with the Ministry of Health and health authorities to support B.C.’s urgent physician locum coverage. 

Upcoming ED Locum Vacancies (Click an ED name for site information)

Interior Health Authority

100 Mile District General Hospital
Jun 11, 14 // 20:00-08:00
Jun 21 // 08:00-20:00 & 20:00-08:00
Jun 24 // 08:00-20:00
Jul 1, 15 // 20:00-08:00
Aug 6, 7, 8, 13, 14 // 20:00-08:00
Aug 22, 23, 28 // 08:00-20:00
Aug 29 // 08:00-20:00 & 20:00-08:00


Boundary Hospital (Grand Forks)
Jun 5, 16 // 24 hour
Jul 12, 13, 24 // 24 hour
Aug 1, 15, 20, 26, 28 // 24 hour


Cariboo Memorial Hospital (Williams Lake)

BASELINE shifts in BLACK | OVERLAP shifts in GRAY
*$1000 locum incentive per BASELINE shift until Aug 31, 2024
*$650 locum incentive per OVERLAP shift until Aug 31, 2024

May 30 // 12:00-20:00 (overlap)
Jun 6, 23 // 12:00-20:00 (overlap)
Jun 25 // 14:00-22:00
Jun 30 // 06:00-14:00
Jul 2, 6, 7, 20, 21, 31 // 22:00-06:00
Jul 12, 24 // 06:00-14:00
Jul 13 // 06:00-14:00 & 14:00-22:00
Jul 14, 20 // 12:00-20:00 (overlap)
Jul 22 // 14:00-22:00 & 22:00-06:00
Jul 25 // 06:00-14:00 & 22:00-06:00
Aug 1, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 24, 26, 31 // 12:00-20:00 (overlap)
Aug 3, 4 // 14:00-22:00
Aug 5, 10 // 06:00-14:00 & 14:00-22:00 & 22:00-06:00
Aug 6, 7, 11, 12 // 14:00-22:00 & 22:00-06:00
Aug 8, 9, 19 // 14:00-22:00
Aug 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 24, 25, 26, 30, 31 // 22:00-06:00
Aug 27, 28, 29 // 14:00-22:00 & 22:00-06:00


Castlegar and District Community Health Centre
Jun 9 // 08:00-14:00 & 14:00-20:00
Jun 21, 28 // 14:00-20:00
Jul 3, 27, 28 // 14:00-20:00
Aug 2, 11, 14, 17, 23, 31 // 14:00-20:00
Aug 25 // 08:00-14:00 & 14:00-20:00
Aug 30 // 08:00-14:00


Creston Valley Hospital
Jul 4, 6, 13, 16, 22, 27 // 15:00-23:00
Jul 7, 10, 12, 14, 24, 28 // 23:00
Aug 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 20, 28, 30 // 15:00-23:00
Aug 3, 5, 10, 19, 31 // 23:00


Nicola Valley Hospital and Health Centre (Merritt)
Jul 5, 6, 8, 12, 19, 21, 28, 29 // 24 hour
Aug 4, 16, 18, 24, 26, 29 // 24 hour


Shuswap Lake General Hospital (Salmon Arm)
Compensation under FFS. Note: 13:00-20:00 shifts provide overlap coverage at the site
May 29, 31 // 13:00-20:00
Jun 1, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19 // 13:00-20:00
Jun 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 // 13:00-20:00
Jul 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 , 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 // 13:00-20:00
Jul 3, 17 // 13:00-20:00 & 23:00
Jul 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 // 13:00-20:00
Aug 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 // 13:00-20:00
Aug 15, 19 // 13:00-20:00 & 16:00-23:00
Aug 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 // 13:00-20:00
Aug 20, 21, 22 // 08:00-17:00 & 13:00-20:00


South Okanagan General Hospital (Oliver)
Jun 9, 12, 30 // 19:00-07:00
Jun 11, 16 // 13:00-21:00
Jun 15 // 13:00-21:00 & 19:00-07:00
Jun 23 // 07:00-15:00 & 19:00-07:00

Northern Health Authority

Note: For Northern Health, travel & accommodation are covered for a minimum of 3 shifts*

Bulkley Valley District Hospital (Smithers)
Jun 10 // 13:00-18:00
Jun 30 // 08:00-18:00


Chetwynd Hospital & Health Centre
June, July, August: Flexible dates


Dawson Creek & District Hospital
Jun 8, 22 // 22:00-08:00


Fort St. John General Hospital
Jun 19, 21, 22 // 20:00-05:00
Jun 20 // 05:00-13:00
Jun 23, 27 // 13:00-20:00


Kitimat General Hospital
Jun 11 // 07:00-19:00


Lakes District Hospital and Health Centre (Burns Lake)
Jun 1, 7, 19, 30


Mackenzie and District Hospital
June, July: Flexible dates. Locum dates can be customized to suit your availability.


Mills Memorial Hospital (Terrace)
Locum dates can be customized to suit your availability


Northern Haida Gwaii Hospital and Health Centre (Masset)
May, June: Flexible Dates.
May 30, 31
Jun 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14,
Jun 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30


Prince Rupert Regional Hospital
May 31 // 08:00-16:00
Jun 1, 15, 22 // 16:00-00:00
Jun 12, 21, 25-27 // 08:00-16:00
Jun 16, 29, 30 // 08:00-16:00 & 16:00-00:00
Locum dates can be customized to suit your availability. Please contact for more details.


St. John Hospital (Vanderhoof)
Please inquire for future shifts.


Stuart Lake Hospital (Fort St. James)
Flexible dates.


The University Hospital of Northern British Columbia (Prince George)*
Jun 9, 14, 29, 30
*1-4 weeks locum opportunities

Fraser Health Authority

Delta Hospital
May 30 // Afternoon
Jun 6, 14 // Evening
Jun 7 // Night
Jun 13, 20, 23, 24 // Early
Jun 13, 21 // Day
Jun 19, 22, 29 // Afternoon
Jul 1, 20, 26 // Day
Jul 12 // Night
Jul 25 // Evening
Jul 28 // Afternoon
Aug 1, 2, 3, 7, 11, 21 // Day
Aug 2, 13, 14 // Evening
Aug 11, 24, 26 // Early
Aug 11, 13, 23 // Afternoon
Aug 12, 23, 24 // Night


Fraser Canyon Hospital
Jun 30 // 08:00-16:00
July 6 // 22:00-8:00


Langley Memorial Hospital
May 30 // 18:00


Mission Memorial Hospital
May 28, 29 // Day
May 27 // Evening
June 15, 16 // Evening
June 16, 26 // Day
June 16, 17, 18, 24, 29, 30 // Night


Peace Arch Hospital (White Rock)
May 31 // 12:00-20:00

Vancouver Coastal Health Authority

Bella Coola General Hospital
Please inquire for future shifts.


Sechelt Hospital*
Shift times: 08:00-15:00 /11:00-19:00 / 15:00-22:00 / 22:00-08:00
* Vacancies available each month for all 4 shifts, please inquire if interested.


qathet General Hospital (Powell River)
June 2, 9 // 14:00-21:00
July 1 // 21:00-07:00
July 9, 13, 27 // 14:00-21:00
Aug 2, 30, 31 // 14:00-21:00
Aug 29 // 07:00-14:00

Vancouver Island Health Authority

Comox Valley Hospital (Courtenay)
Jul 7, 8, 16, 20, 22, 24, 25, 26
Aug 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 20, 21, 27, 30


Cowichan District Hospital (Duncan)
May 28, 29, 30, 31 // 15:00-21:00
Jun 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18 // 15:00-21:00
Jun 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30 // 15:00-21:00
Jul 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 18, 19 // 1500-21:00
Jul 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30 // 15:00-21:00
Jul 23 // 15:00-21:00 & 17:30-01:00
Jul 25 // 15:00-21:00 & 00:30-07:30
Aug 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 // 15:00-21:00
Aug 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 31 // 1500-21:00
Aug 31 // 1500-21:00 & 00:30-07:30


Lady Minto Hospital (Salt Spring Island)
Jun 1 // 00:00-07:00
Jun 5, 11, 16 // 19:00-07:00
Jul 14, 15, 16, 17, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 // 19:00-07:00
Aug 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 14 // 07:00-19:00
Aug 10, 11, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 27, 28 // 19:00-07:00
Aug 3, 6, 31 // 07:00-19:00 & 19:00-07:00


Port Hardy Hospital
Jun 18, 20, 26 // 07:00-19:00
Jul 23, 24 // 07:00-19:00


Port McNeill Hospital
Jun 17, 22 // 09:00-09:00


Saanich Peninsula Hospital
Jun 9, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30 // 11:00-18:00
Jun 14 // 21:00-08:30
Jun 19 // 17:00-00:00
Jul 2, 5, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 31 // 11:00-18:00
Jul 4 // 17:00-00:00
Jul 16 // 11:00-1800 & 21:00-08:30
Jul 26 // 21:00-08:30
Aug 3, 11, 17, 24, 25, 30, 31 // 11:00-18:00
Aug 14 // 17:00-00:00
Aug 7, 10 // 21:00-08:30


Tofino General Hospital
Jun 3, 17 // 18:00-08:00
Jun 10 // 08:00-18:00
Jul 2, 29 // 08:00-18:00
Jul 20 // 18:00-08:00
Aug 3, 5, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 26, 31 // 18:00-08:00
Aug 5, 18, 26 // 08:00-18:00


West Coast General Hospital (Port Alberni)
Jun 4, 20, 21 // 22:00-08:00
Jul 1, 14, 17, 24, 26, 27 // 15:00-22:00
Jul 2 , 28, 30, 31 // 08:00-15:00 & 15:00-22:00
Jul 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 19, 20 // 22:00-08:00
Jul 25, 29 // 08:00-15:00
Aug 1, 5, 7, 13, 25 // 08:00-15:00
Aug 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25 // 15:00-22:00
Aug 3, 4 // 15:00-22:00 & 22:00-08:00
Aug 7, 10, 17, 18, 28, 31 // 22:00-08:00


Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria*
Jun 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22
*Flexible shift times


Interested physicians can contact ecbc@phsa.ca

About the Provincial ED Physician Contingency Locum Pool

The Provincial ED Physician Contingency Locum Pool:

• Supports locums to fill vacancies at sites across the province, regardless of your home health authority.
• Coordinates with the Ministry of Health and all regional health authorities.
• Facilitates a streamlined process to get locums filling shifts in sites outside of their health authority.
• Offers relief to communities across B.C. facing ED closures.
• Is open to BC-licensed physicians in good standing, and recently graduated residents, with emergency medicine experience.

ECBC will support:

• Recruiting physicians.
• Streamlining credentialing and privileging for all HAs across B.C.
• Screening eligible sites and collecting locum shift details.
• Matching locum shifts with available physicians.
• Connecting locums with HA leads to facilitate compensation, travel & accommodation and on-boarding.
• Evaluating participation and feedback on an ongoing basis.

 

Is your Emergency Department in need of urgent locum coverage?

If you have urgent upcoming vacancies in your ED, please send the following details to ecbc@phsa.ca.

• Emergency department
• Shift dates and times
• Shift information
• Compensation details
• Contact person and information

Submissions will be reviewed by ECBC and eligible locum opportunities will appear in the listing below within 2 business days.

Contact ecbc@phsa.ca

Additional Locum Resources

RCCbc Locums Initiative – The Rural Locums Initiative shares information and resources among locums. It also enhances supports to ensure more physicians are comfortably incorporated into the locum pool.  The availability of this pool supports recruitment, retention and resilience in rural British Columbia.

Locums for Rural BC – Locums for Rural BC provides full support and assistance to physicians and specialists practicing in rural communities so they can take reasonable periods of leave from their practices for continuing medical education (CME), vacation, and health needs.

Locums.ca – Locums.ca posts positions from across the country for family physicians and specialists looking for a broad range of work (locum, permanent, hospital, or walk-in).

Health Match BC – Health Match BC is a health professional recruitment service funded by the Government of British Columbia.

BC Family Doctors – BC Family Doctor’s searchable online locum and job listing that can be customized by location, length of time, and specialty.