PEA News

November 19,
GLP - Government Licensed Professionals

Dear GLP members,

As the province grapples with yet another devastating emergency we wanted to check in on a number of fronts.

November 16,
LSL - Law Society Lawyers

The 2021 LSL Chapter Annual General Meeting will be held online on Thursday, November 25, 2021 from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. PST. Registration links were sent via email.

November 02,
FMA - Family Maintenance Agency

The Family Maintenance Agency (FMA) Chapter's 2021 Annual General Meeting will be held online on December 2 at 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. PST immediately following the legal counsel meeting.

November 01,
UVic - University of Victoria Administrative and Academic Professionals

The 2021 PEA UVic Chapter Annual General Meeting is on Wednesday, November 3, 2021, from 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. PST.

October 27,
GLP - Government Licensed Professionals

Dear GLP members,

October 07,
UVic - University of Victoria Administrative and Academic Professionals

UVic PEA Elections Committee is pleased to announce the results of the 2021 UVic PEA Elections. Ori Granot, Sandra Guerreiro and Cliff Haman are elected by acclamation as Directors-at-Large.

October 06,
GLP - Government Licensed Professionals

Dear GLP members,

September 28,
September 27,
ORL - Okanagan Regional Librarians

The 2021 Okanagan Regional Librarians (ORL) Chapter Annual General Meeting is today, September 27, 2021 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. The registration link was sent via email.

September 27,
UVic - University of Victoria Administrative and Academic Professionals

The deadline for the nominations for the 2021 UVic Chapter Executive Elections is October 1, 2021.

September 22,
GLP - Government Licensed Professionals

The PEA submitted a letter via email to Lori Wanamaker, Deputy Minister to the Premier regarding the results of the GLP's return to office survey.

September 13,
GLP - Government Licensed Professionals

Lori Halls, Deputy Minister, Lands and Natural Resource Secretariat and the representatives from the PEA Shawna Larade and Christine Bieber have been meeting to discuss the work of the Secretariat.

August 25,
UVic - University of Victoria Administrative and Academic Professionals



Updated health and safety guidelines for post-secondary campuses come up short

August 19,

Congratulations to our 2021 scholarship and bursary winners!

August 09,
GLP - Government Licensed Professionals

The BC Government has confirmed that members of the public service will receive the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30 as a holiday this year. 

July 29,

The PEA has shared the below submission with the BC Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services, who oversees the priorities for the next provincial budget, on recruitment and rete


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 48 Issue 1

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

The Spring 2022 issue takes a deep dive into the work of GLP members and their work during provincial emergencies.

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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