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Resident Doctors of BC

About the Resident Doctors of BC collective agreement

The Resident Doctors of BC (formerly known as Professional Association of Residents of BC or PAR-BC) bargains on behalf of approximately 1,200 resident physicians working for publicly funded health care employers in British Columbia.

This Collective Agreement covers employees that are distinguished from other health sector employees in that they are essentially students. They are medical graduates who participate in a graduate educational program leading to qualification for independent practice as a family physician or a specialist physician.

Residents provide direct and primary patient care as well as in-hospital care on nights and weekends. Residents have earned a medical degree (MD) and must complete an additional two or more years of training in a hospital or clinic before they are able to practice without the supervision of fully licensed physician.


HEABC members and Resident Doctors of BC have ratified a five-year agreement for the period April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2019.