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Salary Adjustments

As part of the new agreement are general wage increases for employees:

  • April 1, 2022 – an additional $0.25 per hour, plus a 3.24% increase
  • April 1, 2023 – a 5.5% increase and up to 1.25% cost of living adjustment (COLA)
  • April 1, 2024 – a guaranteed 2% increase and up to 1% COLA

Year 15 – 30 recognition pay

To recognize years of service, additional pay has been implemented:

  • 15 years (or 29,250 hours for casuals) of seniority – $0.50/hour
  • 20 years (or 39,000 hours for casuals) of seniority – $1.25/hour
  • 25 years (or 48,750 hours for casuals) of seniority – $2.25/hour
  • 30 years (or 58,500 hours for casuals) of seniority – $3.50/hour

British Columbia College of Nurses & Midwives (BCCNM) registration fee reimbursement

We will reimburse all NBA members for the full cost of their BCCNM registration fee (excluding professional liability insurance and NNPBC), effective starting the 2023 registration year.

Shift Premiums

Regular premium

Regular employees will be paid an additional $2.15 per hour on all straight-time hours worked. This is a flat rate premium that only applies to hours actually worked and does not apply to overtime hours or leaves.


Regular RN/RPNs in operating room, post anesthetic room, emergency department (including emergency psychiatric services) and intensive care/critical care units will receive an additional $2.00 per hour for each hour worked. This is a flat rate premium that only applies to hours actually worked and does not apply to leaves. This premium does apply to overtime hours.

Preceptor premium

Effective August 25, 2023, a nurse designated to act as a preceptor will receive a premium of $1.50 per hour worked for the entire shift. Preceptors are designated by the employer to provide regulatory supervision to a student or internationally trained nurse (preceptee) and are not assigned in-charge nurse duties.

  April 1, 2022     April 1, 2023
Evening shift premium     $1.05 per hour $1.40 per hour
Night shift premium     $4.25 per hour $5.00 per hour
Weekend shift premium     $2.90 per hour $3.50 per hour
Super shift premium     $1.40 per hour $1.85 per hour
On-call premium N/A $7.00 per hour for the first 72 hours in a calendar month, and $7.50 afterwards


Isolation Travel Allowance (Central Coast)

The Isolation Travel Allowance has increased from $74 to $150 monthly for working in Bella Bella and Bella Coola.

New paid leaves for Indigenous employees

Ceremonial, Cultural, Spiritual and Bereavement Leave for Indigenous Employees

  • Allows Indigenous employees the ability to exercise their rights to manifest, practice, develop and teach their ceremonial, cultural or spiritual traditions
  • Effective April 1, 2023 – up to five (5) days paid leave per calendar year
  • Indigenous employees may request additional unpaid leave, use available vacation, or draw on banked overtime to participate in the event(s)
  • Employer must not unreasonably deny additional leave

Gender inclusion/gender-affirming support including transition leave

Individual transition or gender support plan at the request of the employee.

  • Transition Leave – up to eight (8) weeks of paid leave for medical procedures required
  • Ensure single-occupant bathrooms/change rooms are accessible to employees of any gender expression or identity
  • Confirm the accessibility of single-occupant bathrooms (where they exist) with the NBA within six (6) months of ratification
  • Provide signage welcoming all genders

Statutory Holidays

In recognition of the thirteenth statutory holiday, National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, stat pay in lieu for regular part-time and casual employees will be increased.

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