Annual PEA Member Survey Launching October 13, 2020

We have engaged Stratcom, a Canadian professional research firm, to conduct our annual member survey this year.

The survey helps us understand membership priorities. Every member who completes this survey is automatically entered in a draw to win one of three $100 VISA gift cards and four more $50 VISA gift cards.

Please take 15 minutes to complete the survey.

If you are having issues with the survey, please contact surveys@stratresearch.ca

Close

PEA masks available for order

The PEA is offering free, PEA-branded, non-medical masks to all of our members until November 1, 2020. One mask per member.

Order here

The Latest from the PEA

Our Next Event

Trans Day of Remembrance

Friday, November 20, 2020

Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) was started in 1999 by transgender advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith as a vigil to honor the memory of Rita Hester, a transgender woman who was killed in 1998. The vigil commemorated all the transgender people lost to violence since Rita Hester's death, and began an important tradition that has become the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance.

Participate in Transgender Day of Remembrance by attending and/or organizing a vigil on November 20 to honor all those transgender people whose lives were lost to anti-transgender violence that year, and learning about the violence affecting the transgender community. Vigils are typically hosted by local transgender advocates or LGBTQ organizations, and held at community centers, parks, places of worship, and other venues. The vigil often involves reading a list of the names of those lost that yea

» Additional Information

See all our upcoming events

Read » September 2020 • Volume 46 • Issue 3

Want The Professional delivered directly to your email inbox? Sign up for e-delivery today!

Browse past issues

Our Latest News

Monday, October 19, 2020 COVID-19 Return to Work » read more

More From Our Newsroom

Thursday, October 15, 2020 All-Candidates Forum on Post-secondary Issues - October 20 at 7 p.m. » read more

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 PEA Mask Program » read more

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 We're hiring a Labour Relations Officer » read more

See all our recent news

Member Resources

Time for a shortcut. Based on what you ask for most often, we've provided some quick links to our key content.

Shawna is the PEA President, a GLP member and a Range Officer with the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. Her team of agrologists are working to prevent and mitigate the impact of wildfires using “virtual fence technology” for managing cattle. Find out more.

Shawna LaRade Government Licensed Professionals

Meet the PEA

Loading...

In this section

The PEA was formed in 1974, by a group of professionals working in the public sector. The story goes that the founders of the union mortgaged their houses to fund negotiations of the union’s first collective agreement. 

Now, the PEA is BC’s union for professionals. We represent a wide range of professionals including lawyers, foresters, engineers, agrologists, teachers, veterinarians, fundraisers, physiotherapists, pharmacists, psychologists program managers, librarians and more.

Our union is led by the PEA Executive. They represent members from across the chapters of the PEA and set the overall vision and direction for our union.

Resources for our members

Navigating a union can sometime be a challenging process. Under this section of the website you will find resources to help you navigate the PEA. In the members section you'll find expense claim reimbursements, information on the PEA's scholarship and bursary program and our grants and donations program.

Collective bargaining and job action resources explain the process of collective bargaining and what to do in the unlikely event of job action. 

Local reps can also find resources to help them complete their job more effectively. This includes ways to welcome new members, how to take notes in investigation disciplinary meetings and more.

The heart of our union

The PEA is made up of nine chapters, or groups of members who either work for the same employer or are in the same field of work. Each chapter has an elected executive tasked with running the affairs of the chapter. Each chapter is entitled to representation at the PEA Executive, the governing body of the union. 

Our members work for a range of employers: the Province of BC, the University of Victoria, St. Margaret's School, the Family Maintenance Enforcement Program, the Oil and Gas Commission, the Law Society of BC, Legal Services Society, the Okangan Regional Library and health authorities across BC.

Professionals need unions now more then ever

Since the 1970’s, when the PEA was formed, our mission has been to ensure our members can work in safe, productive environments and receive fair and reasonable wages and benefits for the valuable work they do. We help individuals and groups of professional workers to understand the challenges they face in their workplaces and some of the solutions available to them. 

We work with potential members to become certified as a union and achieve the wages, benefits and respect they deserve. 

The Professional | Volume 46 Issue 1

The Professional is the PEA's award-winning, quarterly magazine for members.

The August-September 2020 issue includes a look into Animal Care Services at UVic.

Read the September-Ocotober 2020 issue

 

 

The PEA was formed in 1974 to represent licensed professionals in the BC Public Service. Since then the organization has grown to include a wide range of professionals from across BC. Find our more about our governance, staff and strategic direction.

Members Login

CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
1 + 10 =
Solve this simple math problem and enter the result. E.g. for 1+3, enter 4.