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Lying at the edge of the Fraser Valley on the banks of the Fraser and Coquihalla rivers, you’ll find the lively community of Hope surrounded by majestic mountains and unspoiled beauty. Only a short two-hour drive east of Vancouver’s city centre, Hope is an outdoor paradise with a variety of recreational opportunities and a vibrant culture that celebrates the arts and local artisans.

Fraser Health region - Hope, BC

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Hope is found at the meeting of the Fraser and Coquihalla rivers at the very eastern end of the Fraser Valley and southern end of the Fraser Canyon. Approximately 100-110 minutes (150 km) east of Vancouver’s city centre, and neighbouring the city of Chilliwack, Hope is found at the centre of two major highways merging, providing easy access to explore the Interior and Cariboo regions of British Columbia.
Hope is the easternmost community within the Fraser Health region.
A smaller rural town, Hope is home to nearly 6,200 residents.
Hope is made up of several main industries, including accommodation and food services, health care, retail trade, and warehousing. Other industries include lifestyle manufacturing and services, and tourism, with nearly 36,000 commuters a day driving through during the busy summer months.
Well-known as the Chainsaw Carving Capital, you will find over 80 chainsaw carvings featuring the local wildlife throughout the town of Hope. The many activities and attractions to experience consist of hiking, birdwatching, golfing, canoeing and kayaking, mountain biking, off-roading, swimming, fishing, boating, water skiing, windsurfing, river rafting.  Spend a weekend skiing or tubing with the family at Sasquatch Mountain Resort – a snow resort praised for having some of the top snowfall records – only one hour from Hope.

Visit Manning Park Ski Resort or Sasquatch Mountain Resort for some of the province’s best skiing in the winter, Bridal Falls Waterpark in the summer. Explore the nearby Othello Tunnels or Silver Lake Provincial Park as one of your favourite family outings.
Hope offers schooling for kindergarten through to grade 12, with post-secondary and higher education opportunities in nearby cities.
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Fraser Health region - Hope, BC

Fraser Canyon Hospital

Fraser Canyon Hospital is a 10-bed community hospital in Hope, BC, providing sub-acute, ambulatory and palliative care as well as 24/7 emergency services with 11,216 visits annually.

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Student Loan Forgiveness Programs

If you practice as one of the medical professionals listed below in under-served rural or remote communities, such as Hope, you could be eligible for Canada Student Loan forgiveness through the Government of Canada:
  • family doctor;
  • family medicine resident in training with an accredited medical school in Canada;
  • registered nurse;
  • registered psychiatric nurse;
  • registered practical nurse;
  • licensed practical nurse; or
  • nurse practitioner.
Nurses could receive up to $20,000 and Physicians up to $40,000 in Canada Student Loan forgiveness over a maximum of five years.

You may work for multiple employers during the 12-month period as long as you complete at least 400 hours total of in-person service in an under-served rural or remote community.
 

The Fraser Canyon Hospital Rural/Remote Incentive Grant is being offered to Registered Nurses (RNs) and Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPNs) with a Provincial Student loan under the conditions below.

  • Fraser Canyon Hospital and Health Services Area offers a Grant incentive of $2,500 after one year of employment in a regular position and again upon completion of year 2 and year 3 for a maximum of $7,500 (pro-rated if hired to a part time position). 

  • To receive the Grant, you commit to a return of service of a minimum of three (3) years in a regular, temporary or relief position in the community. The commitment is not inclusive of any extended leave time (i.e. Maternity Leave, WCB, Education Leave etc.)

  • Fraser Health guarantees regular employment for employees in good standing for a period of three years in the community listed above.

Some other conditions may apply. Contact us at recruitment@fraserhealth.ca to discuss opportunities at Fraser Canyon Hospital and to learn more about financial incentives available to you. 

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Hear what the team has to say about their experience working and/or living in Hope >

Cassandra

Registered Nurse, Clinical Nurse Educator and Patient Care Coordinator 


"Hope is an amazing place to live and work. It is beautiful and bright, filled with luscious green forests, powerful rivers and cascading waterfalls.
 
Living and working in Hope, I have learned it’s quick and easy to escape some of the rainy spring days by heading up towards Manning Park (about 45 minutes southeast). I would often grab my bike or hiking boots and head out to explore. You can find excitement and adventure any time of the year in and around the community of Hope.
 
I would love to tell you all about our post night shift hikes up the Hope Lookout, or maybe a winter snowshoe up Zoa Peak, or a summer BBQ on Kawkawa Lake, but that would only give you a small snapshot of how amazing this community is."

Read Cassandra's full story.

Cassandra at Needle Peak at the Coquihalla Summit
Cassandra
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Not sure if rural nursing is right for you? Hear from Cassandra on why she chose a career at Fraser Canyon Hospital. 

In this video, you'll also learn about some of the incentives that you may be eligible for at Fraser Canyon Hospital, and get a feel for some of the supports and mentorship that will be available to you.
In addition to a competitive compensation and benefits, we offer financial relocation assistance up to $5,000 CDN.
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Sylta

"I had a five year plan to move to Interior Health or Northern Health and then I found Hope - kind of rural but still close to the city. We have space here to grow and spread our wings. We call it "est" community, because it has the best and the biggest hearts."

Clinical Operations Manager, Fraser Canyon Hospital
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Advantage Hope, 2020, (Retrieved from https://hopebc.ca/, February 2021)
Statistics Canada, 2016, (Retrieved from https://townfolio.co/bc/hope/demographics#:~:text=Household%20Income,-Bar%20chart%20with&text=With%20a%20population%20at%206%2C181,of%20the%20low%20income%20group, February 2021)
CBC News, “More than just a pit stop” Town of Hope, B.C., wants drivers to stick around a while” December 29, 2018, (Retrieved from https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/metro-matters-hope-1.4960278, February 2021)
Wikipedia, Hope, British Columbia (Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hope,_British_Columbia#Demographics, February, 2021)
*Reporting Library. Provided by Integrated Analytics, August 2019.