Great choice. Victoria is the secret paradise of Canada. Of course, that has caused problems, like a 0.5 % vacancy rate.
Housing prices skyrocketed and student housing is as hard to come by as general rentals, and is expensive.
Food costs are higher than Vancouver. Gas prices are lower, but not much, a lot higher than the US. currently about C$1.26/litre.
I don't know specifics about how much work there might be in your field, but there are few factories or large employers other than the government. More than 80% of people work in the service sector
Www.Workbc.ca has a good breakdown.
On the social side, there more seniors per capita than anywhere else in BC, so culture and accessibility are great.
If you can make it work financially, and you appreciate natural beauty and a relaxed lifestyle more than a bustling city, you'll be hooked, and
may find it hard if not impossible to leave.