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Acts & Bylaws


The Architects (Landscape) Act

View the entire at Architects (Landscape) Act.

Following are excerpts from Section 11 and 12 of the Architects Landscape Act.

11.  Objects

The objects of the British Columbia Society of Landscape Architects are:

  1. to uphold public health, safety and welfare as it relates to the professional practice of landscape architecture in British Columbia;
  2. to nurture and further the professional application of landscape architectural knowledge and technique as it relates to the planning, design, development, preservation, protection, restoration, reclamation, rehabilitation, enhancement and management of the environment;
  3. to advance landscape architectural knowledge and technique;
  4. to further and maintain proper standards of professional landscape architectural practice in British Columbia.

12.  Designation

  1. A person who is a member in good standing of the society is entitled to use the designation "Landscape Architect".
  2. A person who is not a member in good standing of the society must not assume or use that designation in any manner or represent that the person is entitled to do so.

BC Society Act

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BC Society Act Regulations

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Professional Governance Act

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BC Employment Standards Act

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BC Builders Lien Act

> view the BC Builders Lien Act

Canadian Free Trade Agreement 

On July 1, 2017, the Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) replaced the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT). Regulatory authorities will continue to recognize, certify, and license qualified workers from other provinces or territories under CFTA as was directed under the AIT. Regulatory authorities, through appropriate provincial ministries and the province’s labour mobility coordinator, will continue to notify other provinces and territories of any modifications to occupational standards for the occupations they regulate.  

> view the Labour Mobility Coordinating Group website

New West Partnership Trade Agreement

Effective July 1, 2010 the Trade, Investment and Labour Mobility Agreement (TILMA) has been expanded to become the New West Partnership Trade Agreement (NWPTA) between British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan.

Built on the success of the TILMA between Alberta and British Columbia, the NWPTA extends Alberta's and British Columbia's commitments under the former TILMA. In practice, the obligations for British Columbia and Alberta do not change under the NWPTA.

> view the NWPTA website


Bylaws & Standards

BCSLA Bylaws

Download the BCSLA BYLAWS (Am. April 1, 2017)
Pursuant to BCSLA Bylaw section 3.92, which directs the BCSLA Board to provide for the review, amendment and consolidation of the BCSLA Bylaws at least once every three (3) years. The BCSLA Board of Directors and the Bylaws Committee have been conducting a Bylaw Review since Spring 2018.  The draft will be reviewed by legal counsel and then circulated to the Members for thier review and feedback.

BCSLA Standards Of Professional Conduct and Practice

Download the BCSLA Standards Of Professional Conduct and Practice  (Am. 2010)

Click to view background photo & credits
Project: Hanley Residence
Landscape Architect / Firm: LeFrank & Associates Ltd.
Location: Brentwood Bay, British Columbia
Photo Credit: David Hollebone