Sector Services

Occupational Health & Safety

BCPSEA supports the public education sector to maintain and enhance safe workplaces.

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Joint Job Evaluation Program

The purpose of the Joint Job Evaluation Program is to implement and maintain a standardized method of measuring and classifying support staff jobs in BC Public School Districts.

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Employment Data and Analysis System (EDAS)

EDAS is a human resource information database used by BCPSEA and the Ministry of Education and Child Care to improve the accessibility and quality of employment data.

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Professional Learning & Events

Spring 2023 schedule

The schedule for Spring 2023 HR learning courses is now available. Sign-up now!

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Foundations of equity, diversity and inclusion: Online via Zoom

This half-day course is designed as a foundational EDI course for leaders to understand concepts of power, privilege and intersectionality, and how they impact the workplace. Upon completion of the course, you will develop a deeper understanding of implicit biases and their impacts in the workplace. This course will allow you to gain tools to mitigate the negative effects of unconscious biases in the workplace and to further understand how unconscious bias is part of larger
EDI organizational work.

When: April 4, 2023 (12:30 pm to 4:30 pm)
Where: Via Zoom (Zoom link will be provided prior to the workshop)
Cost: $175 + GST (per person)
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Investigating allegations of harassment: In-person

This 2-day session approaches the investigation of harassment complaints from a number of perspectives - the employer's responsibilities under the collective agreement, WorkSafeBC, and the BC Human Rights Code. This course will provide you with the ability to practice and evolve your skills to address and investigate allegations of workplace harassment.

When: April 19, 2023 (9:00 am to 4:30 pm)
April 20, 2023 (9:00 am to 4:30 pm)
Where: BC Public School Employers' Association
300 - 2889 E. 12 Avenue
Vancouver, BC  V5M 4T5
Cost: $575.00 + GST (per person)
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Collective Bargaining


The Provincial Collective Agreement between BCPSEA and the BCTF expired on June 30, 2022. Bargaining for a renewed Provincial Collective Agreement began on March 15, 2022. A tentative agreement was reached on October 28, 2022. The renewed Provincial Collective Agreement was ratified by both parties on November 30, 2022.

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Unionized Support Staff

For support staff bargaining, boards of education bargain directly with their union locals. To support local negotiations, the K-12 Presidents' Council and Support Staff Unions bargain with BCPSEA at the provincial level to develop a Provincial Framework Agreement (PFA). On September 15, 2022, a tentative PFA was reached.

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