Current Postings

Building Official

Discover Nanaimo
One of the oldest cities on Canada’s west coast, the City of Nanaimo is a growing, livable urban centre that still maintains its historic charm.  Situated between the mountains and the ocean on the east coast of Vancouver Island, Nanaimo is a short ferry trip away from Metro Vancouver, and a 90 minute drive from Victoria. Nanaimo is truly an extraordinary community that is home to Vancouver Island University and is rich in parks, recreational, cultural and social amenities.

Position Overview
The City of Nanaimo is seeking a permanent full-time Building Official. Under the general direction of the Supervisor, Building Inspections, the Building Official reviews and processes building permit applications, ensuring that the design of proposed construction meets the requirements of applicable regulations. They inspect ongoing construction for compliance with relevant regulations and take action necessary to ensure all deficiencies and/or infractions are corrected.

Applicants must have an Interprovincial Trades Qualification in Carpentry or Plumbing or a diploma from a recognized technical institute in Building Technology and 2 years building design and construction experience. Applicants must possess a valid Class 5 Driver’s Licence, a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, and one of the following:
  •  Level 1 Building Official – Successful completion of the Building Officials Association of BC (BOABC) Level 1 building specialization exam or successful completion of the Level 1 plumbing specialization exam.
  •  Level 2 Building Official – BOABC Level 2 building certification and Level 1 plumbing certification.
  •  Level 3 Building Official – BOABC Level 3 building certification and Level 2 plumbing certification.

Additional Information
This is a unionized position. A comprehensive benefit package is included. Based on a 35 hour work week, the rate of pay is based on level of certification:
Level 1 Building Official – $44.03 - $46.34 per hour
Level 2 Building Official – $46.95 - $49.41 per hour
Level 3 Building Official – $50.22 - $52.85 per hour
(Jan 2024 Rates)

To apply for this opportunity, please submit a resume and cover letter (.docx or PDF file format) to referencing the specific competition 23-78.For detailed information on this position and for more information on our community, please visit our website at

The City of Nanaimo is an inclusive employer and invites applications from all qualified individuals. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. If you are unsuccessful, please accept our appreciation for your interest.

This position is restricted to those legally entitled to work in Canada.

Posting Date Thursday, May 23, 2024

Application Deadline Open until filled 

Contact Information
Human Resources
City of Nanaimo
2nd Floor, 455 Wallace Street
Nanaimo, BC  V9R 5J6
Phone: (250) 755-4406
Fax: (250) 755-4449