Project Update - August 25, 2022

Entry of Island Class Vessels on the Campbell River - Quadra Island Route Delayed Until Winter

The introduction of the two new Island Class vessels on the Campbell River - Quadra Island route has been delayed to late 2022/early 2023.

Our teams continue to work hard on filling positions, however the impact of crew shortages on BC Ferries are expected to continue through the fall and are impacting our ability to bring the two new Island Class vessels into service as we remain short of the required number of licensed positions to fully crew the vessels. Crewing teams continue to work hard to fill the vacancies and are utilizing several initiatives to address crew shortages across the company including investing in internal training and advancement, and continuing a significant push on new recruitment.

If you know anyone in your community who is interested in joining BC Ferries, they are encouraged to reach out to our hiring team at and to check out our jobs online at:

We know this is not great news for a community that has been patiently waiting for these vessels for quite some time and we can assure you we are doing everything we can to get the required crew in place as quickly as possible. We will continue to keep you updated via this page.

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