Campbell River District Teachers' Association

School District 72









Re: Teacher Supply and Demand Initiatives


The BC Teachers’ Federation and the BC Public School Employer’s Association agree to undertake the following initiatives to support the recruitment and retention of a qualified teaching force in British Columbia.  The parties further agree to establish a joint Public Education Recruitment and Retention Support Committee comprised of two representatives of the BCTF and two representatives of BCPSEA to develop and administer the initiatives.


Remote Recruitment & Retention Allowance:


a. Effective July 1, 2008, a 3% increase shall be applied to the category 4, 5, 5+ and 6 maximums in the districts listed below:


SD 49 Central Coast

SD 50 Haida Gwaii/Queen Charlotte

SD 52 Prince Rupert

SD 59 Peace River South

SD 60 Peace River North

SD 81 Fort Nelson

SD 82 Coast Mountain

SD 85 Vancouver Island North

SD 87 Stikine

SD 91 Nechako Lakes

SD 92 Nisga’a

No grid steps other than the maximums identified above shall be adjusted as a result of the implementation of this increase.


b. All employees in the school districts above to receive a recruitment allowance of $2,200 upon commencing employment.  


All employees identified above, upon the completion of a second continuous year of employment and each continuous year thereafter, to receive the recruitment allowance above as a retention allowance.


c. The parties agree that the joint Public Education Recruitment and Retention Support Committee will review demographic and other data to establish criteria for the designation of other school districts or schools within a district, if any, deemed appropriate for eligibility of the Recruitment & Retention Allowance.  Effective July 1, 2008, the Committee will receive funding of $3.5 million per year for this purpose.


Original signed by:




Jinny Sims


Jacquie Griffiths

BCTF President


BCPSEA Chief Negotiator


Phone: 250-286-1663

Fax: 250-286-1679