Biggest professional organizations in B.C. in 2018


Ranked by number of dues-paying members or registrants in 2018

Published May 22, 2018. Sources: Interviews with associations and regulatory bodies below and BIV research. Others may have ranked but did not provide information by deadline. NP = Not provided

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Rank '18 Organization Services offered Top elected official Top staff official Membership '18/'17

College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia
2855 Arbutus St, Vancouver V6J 3Y8
P: 604-736-7331 F: 604-738-2272

Sets requirements to enter the profession; establishes, monitors and enforces standards of nursing practice; and ensures that nurses practise safely, ethically and competently through initial and annual registration

Rob Calnan

Cynthia Johansen, registrar and CEO



Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia
555 Hastings St W Suite 800, Vancouver V6B 4N6
P: 604-872-7222 F: 604-681-1523

Professional advisory support, continuing professional development, technical communication and member forums

Heather Banham, chair

Lori Mathison, president and CEO



Engineers and Geoscientists BC
4010 Regent St Suite 200, Burnaby V5C 6N2
P: 604-430-8035 F: 604-430-8085

Protects the public interest by setting and maintaining high academic, experience and professional practice standards for its members; individuals licensed by the association are the only persons permitted by law to undertake and assume responsibility for engineering and geoscience projects in B.C.

Caroline Andrewes, president

Ann English, CEO and registrar



BC Real Estate Association
701 Georgia St W Suite 1420, Vancouver V7Y 1C6
P: 604-683-7702 F: 604-683-8601

Continuing professional education, advocacy, economic research and standard forms

James Palanio, president

Robert Laing, CEO



Law Society of BC
845 Cambie St, Vancouver V6B 4Z9
P: 604-669-2533 F: 604-646-5913

Upholds and protects the public interest in the administration of justice by ensuring the independence, integrity and competence of lawyers, establishing education and professional development standards for lawyers, regulating the practice of law and preserving and protecting the rights and freedoms of all persons

Miriam Kresivo, president

Donald Avison, CEO

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