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* Occupational Therapist Career Opportunities in Kamloops, B.C.

Position Summary

This posting encompasses all Occupational Therapists career opportunities throughout Kamloops, B.C. We have permanent full time or part-time positions, and relief positions available!

Occupational Therapists play a crucial part in providing assessment, treatment planning and implementation, program planning, consultation, equipment prescription and education to residents/clients and/or their caregivers. Operating within a client-centered approach and as an essential member of our interdisciplinary team, an Occupational Therapist makes a substantial contribution to promote functional independence and enable residents/clients to achieve and maintain optimal health outcomes.


Pay: Effective April 2024 hourly wage are $42.56 to $52.96 per hour. Recognition of previous experience in determining starting salary.

Benefits: Strong employee benefit package 100 per cent employer paid. Defined benefit Pension Plan. Annual vacation starting at four weeks. Life and Disability Insurance. Employee wellness plans.

Career Development: Mentorship to help orientate, navigate and thrive in your new role. $1,000 per year to use for courses plus education leave. Development resources for leadership skills.

Incentives: Financial moving support for eligible positions. Applicable positions may qualify for up to $15,000 as a recruitment signing bonus.


Royal Inland Hospital (RIH) stands as a prominent healthcare institution serving the interior region of B.C. Renowned for its comprehensive medical services and commitment to excellence, RIH offers a wide range of specialized care, including emergency medicine, surgery, maternity services, cancer care, and mental health support. With its state-of-the-art facilities, skilled healthcare professionals, and dedication to patient-centered care, the hospital provides residents with access to high-quality healthcare close to home.

Hillside Centre is an acute tertiary mental health facility providing highly specialized care for adults aged 19 and older with complex and severe mental illnesses, including neurocognitive disorders. The 47-bed facility is comprised of 12 geriatric beds, 10 provincial neuropsychiatric beds, and 25 adult beds. As a regional tertiary centre, HLS caters to patients referred from across the Interior and Northern region, while also supporting the provincial UBC Neuropsychiatry Program. The centre's experienced multidisciplinary team aims to thoroughly assess patients, stabilize their symptoms, and return them to their home communities using a trauma-informed approach.

Ponderosa Lodge embodies the spirit of care, compassion, and community, providing seniors with a supportive and enriching environment where they can live their best lives in their golden years. This modern assisted living facility offers a warm and welcoming environment where residents can enjoy the comforts of home alongside personalized support services.

The Kamloops Seniors Health & Wellness Centre provides specialized short-term care (four to eight weeks) for seniors referred by their family doctor, nurse practitioner, or specialist. Patient partners have helped inform staff orientation at this centre to better understand the needs and experiences of older adults. This is a clinic worksite with occasional home visits.

Kamloops Mental Health and Substance Use (MHSU) Services and partner agencies provide a range of mental health and substance use services for all ages striving to ensure that services are welcoming of all peoples, gender identities, cultures, ethnicities and backgrounds.


Living in Kamloops offers a blend of urban amenities and outdoor adventure set against the backdrop of stunning natural beauty. Situated at the confluence of the North and South Thompson rivers, Kamloops boasts a semi-arid climate with warm summers and mild winters, making it an ideal playground for outdoor enthusiasts year-round. Residents enjoy easy access to a wealth of recreational activities, including hiking, mountain biking, skiing, and fishing, with numerous parks and trails scattered throughout the city and surrounding areas. Beyond its natural attractions, Kamloops offers a vibrant cultural scene, with art galleries, museums, and festivals celebrating the region's Indigenous heritage and artistic community. The city also boasts a thriving culinary scene, diverse shopping options, and a welcoming atmosphere characterized by its friendly residents and strong sense of community spirit. With its affordable cost of living and quality healthcare and education systems, Kamloops provides a high quality of life for individuals and families seeking a balance between urban comforts and outdoor adventure in the heart of British Columbia's interior.


Come and experience the unique blend of professional fulfillment and quality lifestyle that awaits you in the Thompson Region of British Columbia.


• Current registration with the College of Health and Care Professions of British Columbia (CHCPBC) [formerly College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia (COTBC)]. Eligible for membership in the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists or British Columbia Society of Occupational Therapists.
• Valid Driver’s license.


This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.

Interior Health now offers assistance from an Indigenous Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with the application process and/or career exploration, send your question(s) via email to to be redirected to the Employment Advisor. We invite applicants to self-identify as First Nations, Métis, or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.

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Hourly Wage:

$42.56 - $52.95

Close Date:

MARCH 31, 2025

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