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What types of jobs are available with the Victoria Airport Authority (VAA)?

Jobs with the Victoria Airport Authority (VAA) include corporate administration, financial positions, equipment operators, electricians, maintenance craftsman, fire fighters, fire captains, and IT (Information Technology) roles.  Each position is varied and challenging.


How do I apply for a position with the VAA?

The VAA only accepts resumes for posted or advertised opportunities.  Available positions are posted in the Careers section of our website.  You must submit a resume with an accompanying cover letter specifying the position you are applying for.  Your resume and cover letter should clearly demonstrate how you meet the minimal qualifications for the position.  Documents will be accepted in a PDF or MSWord file.


Do I have to apply for every position advertised?

Yes.  Each posting is considered separate.


What does the VAA's benefit package consist of?

In addition to the benefit of working with a great team, employees of the VAA receive a competitive salary, medical, dental, extended health, life insurance, accidental death insurance, participation into the Municipal Pension Plan, on-going skills development, and employee recognition.  Employees of the VAA also have free access to its onsite gym at the Airside Operations Centre (AOC).


Does the VAA have any temporary, part-time, or summer work opportunities?

Occassionally the VAA may post and advertise for these types of positions.


What are the requirements for working for the VAA?

Employees of the VAA must be able to obtain and maintain a RAIC (Restricted Area Identity Card) as identified in the Canadian Aviation Security Regulations.  Details on how to apply for your RAIC will be provided upon hire.


If I am not a Canadian Citizen, can I still work for the VAA?

Applicants seeking employment with the VAA must be able to provide proof that they are legally eligible to work in Canada.  Click here for further information about the legal requirements of working in Canada.


I am interested in learning more about the career opportunities at the VAA?

Continue to check our Careers section for posted opportunities or contact our Human Resources with any further questions.


How do I enquire about employment opportunities with other companies at Victoria International Airport such as the airlines, pre-board screening, commissionaires, ground handling, custodial services, food & beverage or retail services?

The Victoria International Airport has nearly 100 businesses that operate on airport lands.  In addition to the types of jobs mentioned above, there are also business in technology, manufacturing, adminstration, aircraft maintenance, and government agencies.  You will need to contact these companies directly however, here a few links to businesses within the Air Terminal Building.

AirlinesPre-Board Screening, CommissionairesGround Handling ServicesCustodial Services

Food & Beverage Services (Mail to) 
James Green
Food Service Director - Victoria International Airport
Compass Group Canada
123 - 1640 Electra Blvd.
Sidney, BC   V8L 5V4

Retail Services
Danny Rodgers - Regional Director LS Travel Retail North America