Biggest professional organizations in B.C. in 2019

 

Ranked by number of dues-paying members or registrants

Published April 30, 2019. 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 '19 Organization Services offered Top elected official Top staff official Membership '19/'18
1

British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (1)
200 Granville St Suite 900, Vancouver V6C 1S4
P: 604-742-6200 F: 604-899-0794 bccnp.ca

BCCNP's legal obligation is to protect the public through the regulation of licensed practical nurses, nurse practitioners, registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses

Maria Bishop, chair

Cynthia Johansen, registrar and CEO

59,461
NP

2

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

Protects the public interest by setting and enforcing high professional and ethical standards; promotes, assesses and increases the competence of members through ongoing professional development; enforces practice standards and rules of professional conduct; provides a means by which complaints can be dealt with in a fair and efficient way

Barry Macdonald, board chair

Lori Mathison, president and CEO

36,426
35,831

3

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

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.

Katherina Tarnai-Lokhorst, president

Ann English, CEO and registrar

35,000
34,000

4

BC Real Estate Association
1075 Georgia St W Suite 1425, Vancouver V6E 3C9
P: 604-683-7702 F: 604-683-8601 bcrea.bc.ca

Continuing professional education, advocacy, economic research and standard forms

Michael Trites, president

Darlene Hyde, CEO

23,406
23,490

5

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

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

Nancy Merrill, president

Donald Avison, CEO

15,060
14,668

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