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.

Bargaining 2018

Latest Bargaining News

October 10 - Bargaining Bulletin 3 is available on the GLP Bargaining Page 

All information relating to bargaining can be found on the GLP bargaining page. This is a password protected page and members will be required to login to access the page.

At Your Fingertips

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.

Primary GLP Collective Agreement Documents

This area contains the Master PEA Agreement and associated wage scales.

For salary grids please see the BC Government website

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

Don D'Souza, Engineer, 778-698-3662

Frank Kohlberger, Forester, 250-371-6557

Elizabeth Hunt, Forester, 250-784-1237

Patricia Wilson, Psychologist, 604-951-5889


All information relating to GLP bargaining 2018/19 can be found on the GLP bargaining page. Please note that you will be required to log in to access this page.

GLP Documents

GLP News

Friday, November 9, 2018

Members will receive a 0.75% wage increase in 2019 as a result of the Economic Stability Dividend (ESD) clause included in your most recent collective agreement.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

The presentation from the November 7 member meetings is now available on the GLP Bargaining Page under documents.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

As part of our preparations for bargaining, we are developing proposals to improve hiring processes and appointments in the public service.

GLP Constitution

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 43 Issue 4

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

The October 2018 issue includes a profile of UVic member Susan Dempsey

Read the October 2018 issue



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