PEA Virtual Biennial Convention: April 29 & 30, 2021


The call for expressions of interest is now closed. Final PEA Delegates were confirmed by each Chapter Executive. 

To be placed on a waiting list, please contact us.


Convention Program

The program will be available to delegates in March 2021. 

Bullying and Harrassment

Bullying, discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment, are not acceptable or tolerated in the PEA workplace or for any PEA organized event in any setting. Please read the full Bullying and Harrassment Policy Statement here.


Convention Day I: April 29
New Times:12:30 - 4:30 p.m.  

Convention Day II: April 30
New Times: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 


Convention Committees

Chapters will confirm their delegates in February. If  you are interested in volunteer on a convention committee, please indicate the committee with your expression of interest. 

The Ways and Means, Credentials, Sergeant-at-Arms, and the Resolutions Committee are appointed in February. Work is via teleconference prior to, or during the convention. Click here for details on the committees.


Convention Information

Election of Table Officers

The election of table officers (President, First Vice-President, Second Vice-President and Secretary-Treasurer) will be held at Convention. Position Descriptions and Nomination Form for candidates.

The deadline for nominations was March 1, 2021.

Candidates for Table Officer positions may be nominated at any time prior to convention or from the floor during the proceedings. Nominations received past March 1, 2021 will not be included in the convention package.




Resolutions can have a direct impact on how the PEA operates. Members may submit resolutions to convention which, if adopted, result in changes to the Constitution & Bylaws or guide the actions of the Association Executive.

The deadline for Resolutions was March 1, 2021


Resolutions Guide

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 4

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

The December 2020 to January 2021 issue includes a look into the work of BC's provincial apiarist.

Read the latest 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.

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