BC Teachers' Council Elections

Elections for the BC Teachers’ Council are held every three years.

Know your election zone

One election takes place in each election zone:

  • Fraser Zone
  • Interior Zone
  • Northern Zone
  • Vancouver Coastal Zone
  • Vancouver Island Zone

Certificate holders can only vote or run for election in the zone where they live.

Eligibility for nomination

To be eligible for nomination, an educator must:

  • Hold a valid B.C. teaching certificate
  • Live in the zone they plan to run in
  • Be a practising teacher who, in the past two years, completed one of the following duties:
    • Design, supervise and assess educational programs
    • Instruct, assess and evaluate individual students and groups of students

Electoral candidates must be nominated by ten certificate holders who also live in the same zone.

Taking office

A person elected to the BC Teachers' Council must take and sign, by oath or by solemn affirmation, a prescribed Oath Of Office (PDF) in accordance with section 11 of the Teachers Act.