Welcome to the Labour Relations
Board - British Columbia Website
Since BC declared a state of emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board has continued to provide services
to the public with three key modifications:
(1) the reception services at 1066 West Hastings Street in Vancouver remain closed;
(2) it conducts all proceedings and meetings using virtual platforms or phone, subject to the policies below; and
(3) it conducts votes required by the Code using electronic voting, or by mail ballot as the exception, subject to the policies below.
In accordance with BC’s Restart Plan, orders and recommendations of the Provincial Health Officer (PHO), information
from the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC), and guidelines issued by WorkSafe BC, the Board has developed a number
of policies aimed at ensuring that an in-person proceeding or vote can be conducted safely for all participants, including Board staff.
As of July 2, 2020, and continuing in effect until further notice, the following policies apply to any request for an in-person proceeding:
These policies reflect our duties as an employer to protect the health and safety of Board staff. They also reflect our
duty to protect the health and safety of members of public with whom we interact as we perform our duties and responsibilities under the Code.
Board staff will, in large measure, continue to work from home. In addition, the Board’s premises will remain closed to drop-ins, with
attendance by appointment only or where the Board has granted a request, or decided, to hold an in-person proceeding.
These policies may be amended in response to changes to recommended safe operating requirements, as identified by the PHO, BCCDC, or WorkSafeBC.
As we gain experience, together, in the context of a pandemic, we want to hear from you about what is working and what is not. We have benefitted immensely from the
high degree of cooperation, problem-solving, and collaboration of the parties that have appeared before us since the Provincial state of
emergency was declared. In that same spirit, we encourage you to provide your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can consider
your perspectives and experiences, and to refine our policies going forward.
All correspondence initiating or relating to any proceeding under the Code should be sent by email to email@example.com
NEW For more information about virtual
proceedings, please see the following Links:
Until further notice, the Board is waiving the
requirement under its Rules that a party file a sworn
statutory declaration in support of applications under the
Code, including, but not limited to, applications
under Section 99 and Section 141
In lieu of a statutory declaration, parties
may file an unsworn statement containing the same
information and documents that would otherwise have been
required in a sworn statutory declaration
The change is subject to the discretion of the
Board or the panel assigned to require a sworn statutory
declaration on a cases by case basis
If you have any
questions or concerns about an active file, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
ALL OF THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE GUIDES ON THIS WEBSITE (INCLUDING CODE GUIDE,
INFORMATION BULLETINS, AND PRACTICE GUIDELINES) IS CURRENTLY UNDER REVIEW AND SHOULD
NOT BE RELIED ON EXCEPT WITH CAUTION.
Please contact the Board's information officer at 604-660-1304
for more information about the review process.
The BC Labour Relations Board is an independent,
administrative tribunal with the mandate to mediate and adjudicate
employment and labour relations matters related to unionized
The Labour Relations Code (the "Code")governs all aspects of collective bargaining amongst the
provincially-regulated employers and employees. This includes the
acquisition of collective bargaining rights, the process of
collective bargaining, the settlement and regulation of disputes in
both the public and private sectors, and the regulation of the
representation of persons by their bargaining agents.
Applications, submissions or other documents
received by the Board after 4:00 p.m. will be treated as if received
at 8:00 a.m. the next business day, unless special arrangements have
been made in advance with the Registrar, Deputy Registrar or Case
The Labour Relations Board accepts applications (filled in application form attached to an
e-mail) or submissions via e-mail. Place the appropriate word "Application"
or "Submission" in the
subject line of the e-mail, along with any relevant case numbers (if
known for submissions) so it can easily be identified. Once
the e-mail is received at the Labour Relations Board an auto-reply will
automatically be sent back to the user acknowledging receipt of the
correspondence. If you don't receive the auto-reply acknowledgement within
a few minutes you must follow up with a phone call to the
Labour Relations Board Receptionist at 604 660-1300. Explain the
situation and you will be connected with the Registry Mail Clerk for
follow up. Correspondence will be
accepted at email@example.com.
Video of general services provided by the Labour
Video of services provided by the Mediation
Division of the Labour
Us' link sets out various ways to contact the Labour Relations
Us" link provides general administrative information of the
Labour Relations Board.