Biggest professional organizations in B.C. in 2021


Ranked by number of dues-paying members or registrants

Published May 3, 2021. Sources: Interviews with associations and regulatory bodies below and BIV research. Others may have ranked but did not provide information by deadline.

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Rank '21 Organization Services offered Top elected official Top staff official Membership '21/'20

British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (1)
200 Granville St Suite 900, Vancouver V6C 1S4
P: 604-742-6200 F: 604-899-0794​​​

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

Yvonne Savard, board chair

Cynthia Johansen, registrar and CEO

61,000 (2)


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 registrants; individuals licensed by the organization are the only persons permitted by law to undertake and assume responsibility for engineering and geoscience projects in B.C.

Larry Spence, president

Ann English, CEO and registrar



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

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

Geoff Dodds, board chair

Lori Mathison, president and CEO

37,679 (3)


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

Continuing professional education, advocacy, economic research and standard forms

Anthony Bastiaanssen, president

Darlene Hyde, 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

Dean Lawton, president

Donald Avison, CEO

15,711 (3)

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