GLP — Government Licensed Professionals

Our Government Licensed Professionals bargaining unit is the PEA's first, 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

Your Collective Agreement

Find your collective agreement and other relevant documents.

Your Local Rep or LRO

Find support from your workplace local rep or staff rep.

Know Your Contract

FAQ and guidance documents to understand your collective agreement.


Information on the collective bargaining process (requires member login).

Annual General Meeting

Information and documents relating to the GLP AGM held each fall.

News and Updates 

News and updates for GLP members.

GLP Grants & Donations 

Apply for a grant or donation to support an event or cause for you and your co-workers.

Professional Reliance

Our fight for more effective professional reliance and enhanced scientific integrity in government.

Appendix H 

If you are part of BC’s emergency response to wildfires and floods you may not be paid for your work.

GLP Executive & Constitution

GLP Executive

Dwayne Anderson, Chair, Forester, 250-778-2233

Tanya Sharko, Vice-Chair, Agrologist, 250-795-4207

Sabiha Sultana, Secretary-Treasurer, Engineer,250-828-4315

Elizabeth Hunt, Forester, 250-784-1237

Edmond Margawang, Pharmacist, 250-952-3342

Katherine Vink, Psychologist

Download a PDF copy of the GLP Constitution



GLP Policy and Minutes

GLP Policy Manual

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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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