Upcoming Events

National Indigenous Peoples Day

National Indigenous Peoples Day is a day recognising and celebrating the cultures and contributions of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis Indigenous peoples of Canada.

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Marking days of importance is an initiative of the PEA Equity and Diversity committee. The Equity and Diversity committee has highlighted days throughout the year that draw attention to the diverse membership the PEA represents.


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UVic Pond Party

The PEA UVic Chapter Executive invites UVic PEA members to our Annual Summer Pond Party on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at the University Club from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m.

We offer this as an opportunity to meet your colleagues in a relaxed and friendly setting on the patio and in the Fireside Lounge at the University Club. A selection of finger foods, vegetable, fruit and cheese platters will be available. The drinks bar will have the usual selection of wines, beers and soft drinks. Six $30 Gift Certificates for the UVic Bookstore will be given away as door prizes!

Members may bring one guest and members may bring their children too. You and your guest will be offered a ticket for a free drink, but we exclude guests from the draw for the door prizes.

We look forward to seeing you on the patio at the University Club on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m.!

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Local Rep Training | Basic

The workshop provides the opportunity to learn about the PEA, labour relations and collective bargaining, and develop skills that will assist in the role a PEA local representative. The PEA reimburses travel, accommodations, meals and other expenses necessary to attend this local rep training, consistent with our policy. 

Professional Employees Association Boardroom 505-1207 Douglas Street Victoria, BC V8W 2E7

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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 April-May 2019 issue includes a profile of GLP members Mark and Eric Scott

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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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