Victoria Airport Authority (YYJ)

Who We Are

Victoria Airport Authority (VAA) is the not-for-profit authority that manages the safe and secure operations of the Victoria International Airport on behalf of the surrounding communities.

VAA operates from the homeland of the W̱SÁNEĆ people whose historical relationship to the land continues to this day.

Victoria International Airport (Airport Code: YYJ) is the 11th busiest airport in Canada with almost 2.0 million passengers per year (2019 stats).

YYJ was rated one of the top ten most-loved airports in the world by CNN Travel and is the 2012, 2014 and 2020 winner of ‘Best Regional Airport in North America’ by Airports Council International.

Why We Are Involved

VAA is committed to creating a diverse, accessible and inclusive workplace for all, reflective of the communities where we live and work, where all applicants and employees can see themselves represented through culture, policies, imagery and language, regardless of job function or position level.

Accessibility Initiatives

Rick Hansen Foundation’s Accessibility Certified Gold.

As a result of the work done to ensure that YYJ provides universal access to safe, inclusive and accessible public spaces, the entire Airport Terminal Building was recognized as RHF Accessibility Certified Gold by the Rick Hansen Foundation’s Accessibility Certification (RHFAC) program.

The RHFAC program uses a national rating system to measure the accessibility of buildings and sites and promotes increased access through the adoption of universal design principles.

YYJ is the second airport in British Columbia and the fourth in Canada to achieve the RHF Accessibility Certified Gold rating.

All of the lower departure lounge’s many accessibility features, from accessible parking close to accessible entrances, to the state-of-the art audio system that broadcasts directly to hearing aids, the adult change station with a hoist and an airside relief area for service and guide dogs, work together to make the airport an easier, safer and more comfortable place for travellers and employees of all abilities.