GLP — Government Licensed Professionals

Our Government Licensed Professionals bargaining unit is the PEA's first, having been organized in 1974.

More than 1,200 PEA members work for numerous ministries and agencies across British Columbia in the direct employ of the provincial government. Government Licensed Professionals include foresters, engineers, agrologists, geoscientists, psychologists, and others.

At Your Fingertips

GLP Collective Agreement Documents

GLP Collective Agreement Documents

Letters of Commitment (outside of the Sixteenth Main Collective Agreement) can be found below. These letters were agreed to as part of the collective bargaining process. Although they are not included in the collective agreement, they are legally binding documents.

Request a Print Copy of the GLP Collective Agreement


Need Help?

GLP members should contact Labour Relations Officer Melissa Moroz or Executive Director Scott McCannell.  Oil & Gas Commission members should contact Rhiannon Bray.

Click here to find your Local Rep.


All information relating to GLP bargaining can be found on the GLP bargaining page. Please note that you will be required to log in to access this page.

GLP Executive


Sam Davis, Forester, Chair, 250-398-4416

Shawna LaRade, Agrologist, Vice-Chair, 250-426-1742

Sheldon Martell, Forester, Secretary-Treasurer, 250-751-7030

Frank Kohlberger, Forester, 250-371-6557

Elizabeth Hunt, Forester, 250-784-1237

Patricia Wilson, Psychologist, 604-951-5889

Vacant, GLP Executive 

Read about your Executive below

GLP News

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Below you will find the presentation from the GLP Appointments in the Public Service Presentation. 

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

If you haven't done so already, fill out the online form by September 8 for the 2019 GLP AGM in Prince George on Monday, October 28 at the Ramada Plaza

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

The GLP Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the results of the 2019 GLP Elections.

Meet your Executive

GLP Constitution

Quick Links

Your LRO & Local Rep


Your Collective Agreement

Know Your Agreement

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 45 Issue 2

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

The October-November 2019 issue includes a profile of ORL members Stephanie Thoreson and Jamie Stuart.

Read the October-November 2019 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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