Articles of Interest

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Resources on Climate Change

Resources on Indigenous Peoples

 Important Resources:

Indigenous Corporate Training - Resources:

Indigenous Cultural Safety Collaborative Learning Series, Webinars:

Indigenous Cultural Training Competency Test:

UNBC Aboriginal Speaker Series:

  • The UNBC Aboriginal Guest Speaker Series invites experts from a range of backgrounds to discuss a variety of topics. The purpose of this series is to enhance the goals of the UNBC Aboriginal Service Plan, which are: 
  • increase the access, retention, completion, and transition opportunities for Aboriginal learners;
  • strengthen partnerships and collaboration in Aboriginal post-secondary education;
  • increase the receptivity and relevance of post-secondary institutions and programs for Aboriginal learners, including providing support for initiatives that address systemic barriers. 

Cultural Resource Training Program:

  • The Cultural Resource Monitor (CRM) training program provides course participants with the valuable applied field and research skills and experience in the expanding field of cultural resource management. Course description

Indigenous Engagement Guidebook - A Practical and Principled Approach for Mineral Explorers:

  • The Indigenous Engagement Guidebook was developed by the Association of Mineral Exploration in BC (AMEBC) and provides useful information on Aboriginal history, law, engagement, and best practices. 

Natural Resource Canada, Publication:

United Nations Declaration on Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP):

  • The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) was adopted by the General Assembly on Thursday, 13 September 2007. Today the Declaration is the most comprehensive international instrument on the rights of indigenous peoples. It establishes a universal framework of minimum standards for the survival, dignity, and well-being of the indigenous peoples of the world, and it elaborates on existing human rights standards and fundamental freedoms as they apply to the specific situation of indigenous peoples. 

Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada:

  • To redress the legacy of residential schools and advance the process of Canadian reconciliation, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada has created a Call to Action document. View Document Website:

Resources on First Nations Pronunciations:

Education and First Nations, University of British Columbia:

Government Bodies

British Columbia  


Provinces and Territories

Labour Mobility/Inter-Provincial Transfer

Labour Mobility & Inter-Provincial Transfers for Agrologists

The Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) reaffirms the labour mobility provisions and obligations established under the 1995 Agreement on Internal Trade.

Labour Mobility provisions of the CFTA apply to many self-regulated occupations in Canada, including Agrologists. Chapter 7 of the Agreement states that certified workers have to be recognized as qualified to work by a regulatory body in another province or territory which regulates that occupation, without having to go through significant additional training, work experience, examination, or assessment unless an exception has been posted.

Mobility serves the needs of the public by:

  • Assisting employers with a barrier-free allocation of Agrologist resources
  • Allowing Agrologists to expand or move their practice with little additional paperwork
  • Ensuring that customers and clients have easy access to qualified Agrologists 

All agrology regulators in Canada are subject to mobility provisions and entitlements. 

To qualify for mobility, Agrologists must:

  • Be a current Registrant in good standing with a provincial regulator
  • Hold professional designation and title of Agrologist 
  • Further information about mobility provisions is available at Agrologists Canada

Transferring to Another Province

Agrology professionals may either want to practice in another province at the same time as they are practicing in their current jurisdiction or transfer their registration to another province.

More information about the transfer process is available at Agrologists Canada 

Read information about Transfer to/from BC.

Privacy, Confidentiality and FOIPPA Disclosure

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I acknowledge that BCIA has in its possession personal information respecting my registration in BCIA. I authorize BCIA to use that information, including any new information disclosed as part of this annual renewal, for BCIA purposes only, as outlined below:

BCIA, as a local public body designated in Schedule 3 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act RSBC 1996 ch.165 (FOIPPA), collects, uses, discloses, protects, and retains accurate personal information only in compliance with the Professional Governance Act [SBC 2018] Chapter 47, and FOIPPA. BCIA collects personal information respecting its Registrants and new applicants according to sections 26(a) &(c), and 27(e) of FOIPPA.

The personal information collected will be used only to obtain and evaluate information required by BCIA to assess my continued registration in BCIA. Should I have any questions concerning my data, I may contact the Registrar at  (250)-380-9292 or toll-free at 1-877-855-9291 or I may withdraw or amend my consent by notifying JP Ellson via email. Otherwise, this consent is considered valid for the duration of my registration with BCIA.

I acknowledge that in accordance with Section 30.1 of FOIPPA, BCIA protects personal information in its custody or control by making reasonable security arrangements, including assurance that data is within Canada, against unauthorized access, collection, use, disclosure or disposal. I also acknowledge that BCIA shall keep my personal information for a minimum of one (1) year from the date of payment of my respective annual renewal fees and may retain the data during the time that I am a Registrant of BCIA, and for a more extended period if required by other provincial or federal legislation (e.g. Income Tax Act).

Provincial Agrology Institutes

Agrology is a provincially regulated profession across Canada. Every province has its legislation, regulatory body, and registration requirements. Each provincial institute regulates its Registrants to ensure they provide the public with safe, competent, and ethical practices.

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