Health Employers Association of British Columbia

Provincewide, British Columbia (1,300 resident physicians) and the Resident Doctors of BC (RDBC)

Health Employers Association of British Columbia
Click here to view the original collective agreement.

Renewal agreement: Effective April 1, 2019 to March 31 2022. Signed on Nov. 1, 2019.

Wage adjustments:

Effective April 1, 2019: 2%

Effective April 1, 2020: 2%

Effective April 1, 2021: 2%

Shift premium: $120 (previously $100) for overnight call shift that is in-hospital; $60 (previously $50) for overnight call shift that is out-of-hospital. $240 (previously $200) for full weekend call shift that is in-hospital call; $120 (previously $100) for full weekend call shift that is out-of-hospital. $2,000 per year administration stipend for master chief residents. $1,222.48 per year (for 3 to 4 FTEs in residency program) to $11,613.58 per year for (for 61 to 65 FTEs in residency program) for chief (administrative) resident.

Paid holidays: 12 days. Every resident will be entitled to at least 5 consecutive days off during 12-day period that encompasses Christmas, New Year’s Day, 2 full weekends (5 days off are to account for 3 statutory holidays, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day, 2 weekend days).

Vacations with pay: 20 days or 4 weeks to start.

Medical benefits: Employer pays 100% of premiums under plan approved by Medical Services Commission of B.C. (or pay equivalent of cost of B.C. Medical Services Plan premiums to private health insurers on behalf of residents who are working on employment visas). Employer pays 90% of premiums, employee pays 10% of premiums for extended health plan.

Dental: Employer pays 90% of premiums, employee pays 10% of premiums. Coverage of 100% for plan A; 60% of plan B; 60% of plan C (orthodontics), lifetime maximum of $2,750 per employee or dependant.

Vision: $225 every 24 months per employee or dependant.

LTD: Employer pays 100% of premiums. Coverage of 66.67% or greater to 65 years old after 5-month qualification period.

Life insurance: Employer pays 90% of premiums, employee pays 10% of premiums for coverage of $50,000.

Call-in pay: $0.50 per kilometre or taxi fare from home to hospital and return, minimum $2 per each round trip, for resident who is scheduled to be on-call (off site) and is called in.

Uniforms/clothing: Employer will supply uniforms which will be laundered by employer.

Sample rates of annual pay (current):

Resident 1: $54,848.73

Resident 2: $61,187.38

Resident 3: $66,676.93

Resident 4: $71,771.76

Resident 5: $77,184.09

Resident 6: $82,405.65

Resident 7: $87,819.41

Editor’s notes: Hearing aids: $600 every 48 months per employee or dependant. On-call areas: Employer will provide suitable on-call areas for residents who are on-site for assigned duties. On-call area will have clean sheets and towels changed on 24-hour basis; door which locks from inside; bed; bedside lamp; privacy; telephone; non-public shower with hot and cold running water; non-public sink; non-public toilet; suitable desk; chair. Parking: Employer will provide no-cost parking at hospital for residents on-call who are called back to work. Flexible days off: Each resident may take 2 paid flexible days off per academic year. Professional expenses benefit: To assist residents with costs relating to residency and professional development, lump-sum payment will be provided to residents: $1,000 at conclusion of 2018-2019 academic year for R1s and R2s and equal portion of surplus on-call funds for R3s to R7s; $1,000 at conclusion of 2019-2020 and at conclusion of each academic year thereafter for R1s to R7s.

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