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Member Tiers & FTEs

Health Authority Tiers

The Health Sector division of licensing costs is based on the BC Ministry of Health's allocation of the global health care budget. 

These percentages are in effect for products licensed from April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2022.

Tier % of BC Health Spend
Tier 1  
Northern Health Authority 5.1%
Tier 2  
Interior Health Authority 14.3%
Island Health Authority 16.1%
Provincial Health Services Authority 17.3%
Tier 3  
Fraser Health Authority 23.7%
Vancouver Coastal Health Authority /
Providence Health Care
23.5%

Post-Secondary Tiers

Current academic FTEs are in effect for products licensed from September 1, 2019 to the release of the 2020 budget letters.

These FTEs are taken from the BC Ministry of Advanced Education's budget letters.

Tier 1A: Colleges with Two-Year Programs, up to 2,000 FTE

Tier 1B: Colleges with Two-Year Programs, 2,001 - 4,000 FTE

Tier 1C: Colleges with Two-Year Programs, 4,001+ FTE

Tier 2: Regional Universities & Institutes

Tier 3: Small Universities

Tier 4: Medium Universities

Institution FTE
Simon Fraser University 19,941
University of Victoria 16,105

Tier 5: Large Universities

Institution FTE
University of British Columbia 42,787

* The majority of FTE figures are supplied by the Ministry of Advanced Education. The FTEs of private colleges and universities, however, are self-reported.

Government and Professional Health Organizations Tiers

Government and professional health organizations self-report their FTEs and headcounts every four years, prior to the Core Suite renewal.

These FTEs and headcounts are in effect for products licensed from April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2022.