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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. 

Tier 1

 % of BC Health Spend

Northern Health Authority5.10%

Tier 2

 % of BC Health Spend

Interior Health Authority14.30%
Island Health Authority16.10%
Provincial Health Services Authority17.30%

Tier 3

 % of BC Health Spend

Fraser Health Authority23.70%
Vancouver Coastal Health Authority23.50%

Health Authority Bed Counts

The health authorities' acute care bed counts is based on statistical information gathered by HealthCareCAN, the national associaion of healthcare organizations, and published annually in the Guide to Canadian Healthcare Facilities.  The Administrative Centre will rely on the Guide as an authoritative and consistent source of bed counts for the health authorities, and will use the most current available version of the Guide.  Health authority bed counts are updated every year.

The bed counts published in the Guide, Vol. 21 (2014), are in effect from April 1, 2015.

Health Authority

Bed Count

Fraser Health Authority
Interior Health Authority1,372
Island Health Authority1,525
Northern Health Authority540
Provincial Health Services Authority689
Vancouver Coastal Health Authority2,267

Post Secondary Tiers

The student full-time equivalents (FTEs) of post-secondary member institutions are updated when the BC Ministry of Advanced Education issues its annual public post-secondary budget letters

The current FTEs are in effect from April 1, 2018 to the when the 2019 Budget letters are issued.

Tier 1a (Colleges w/ 2-year programs up to 2,000 FTE)


Alexander College985
Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine187
College of the Rockies1,738
Nicola Valley Institute of Technology 538
Northern Lights College 1,481
Northwest Community College 1,690
Yukon College535

Tier 1b (Colleges w/ 2-year programs 2,001 - 4,000 FTE)


College of New Caledonia
Justice Institute of BC2,400
North Island College 2,248
Selkirk College 2,330

Tier 1c (Colleges w/ 2-year programs 4,001 + FTE)


Camosun College7,049
Capilano University5,450
Douglas College8,354
Langara College7,056
Okanagan College4,738
Vancouver Community College6,531

Tier 2 (Regional Universities & Institutes)


British Columbia Institute of Technology


Kwantlen Polytechnic University9,077
University of the Fraser Valley6,676
Vancouver Island University6,393

Tier 3 (Small Universities)


Quest University Canada535
Royal Roads University1,980
Thompson Rivers University7,981
Trinity Western University2,326
University of Northern British Columbia 3,424

Tier 4 (Medium Universities)


Simon Fraser University19,761
University of Victoria 15,863

Tier 5 (Large Universities)


University of British Columbia 42,424

Note: Alexander College, Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine, Quest University Canada supply their student FTEs on an annual basis.

Government and Professional Health Organizations

These FTEs are in effect for products licensed between April 1, 2015 and March 31, 2018.



Association of Registered Nurses of British Columbia167
BC Association of Kinesiologists683
BC Association of Speech Language Pathologists & Audiologists957
Canadian Assocation of Occupational Therapists - BC Chapter200
College of Physicians & Surgeons of BC
College of Registered Nurses of BC90
First Nations Health Authority475
Health Employers Association of BC91
Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research35
Ministry of Health / Children & Family Development5,700
Physiotherapy Association of BC930
Registered Massage Therapists' Association of BC2,038
Yukon Health & Social Services530