Locums for Rural BC is a division of HEABC Recruitment Solutions, which includes Health Match BCPractice Ready Assessment BC, and the BC Care Aide and Community Health Worker Registry.

Locums for Rural BC is responsible for the administration of the:

  • Rural GP Locum Program (RGPLP)
  • Rural GP Anesthesia Locum Program (RGPALP), and the
  • Rural Specialist Locum Program (RSLP).

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.

Full support and assistance with placement and travel to rural communities throughout British Columbia is also provided to locum physicians. Where there is a vacancy in the physician supply plan that is causing serious health care service access problems and/or an unreasonable workload being placed on a host physician, the health authority may request Locums for Rural BC to facilitate locum coverage.


  • Assist host physicians with requests for locum assistance.
  • Assist locum physicians in completing the application process.
  • Collaborate with health authorities in facilitating hospital privileges for locum physicians.
  • Make all travel arrangements for flights, car rental, and accommodations.
  • Provide an interactive website where host physicians can post locum opportunities; and locum physicians can review and request placement.
  • Obtain confidential feedback from both locums and host physicians upon completion of an assignment.

Locums for Rural BC administers the rural locum programs on behalf of the Ministry of Health and Doctors of BC.