BCPSEA is the accredited bargaining agent for the province’s 60 public boards of education. The BC Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) is the certified bargaining agent for BC’s public school teachers. Local matters are negotiated at the school district level, while compensation and other provincial matters – including all cost items – are bargained by BCPSEA and the BCTF at the provincial level.

The current Teacher Collective Agreement between BCPSEA and BCTF is for the term July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2022.

2022 Provincial Collective Bargaining

Teacher collective bargaining has a two-tier bargaining process: provincial and local.

For the 2022 bargaining round, local teacher bargaining occurred first. Local bargaining tables ran from November 1, 2021 to March 4, 2022, at which time they concluded.

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