Capital City Living Allowance

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All Members whose home base is outside the Capital Regional District (CRD) are expected to have accommodation in the Victoria area so they may attend sessions of the Legislature, participate in the work of assigned parliamentary committees, and undertake other … Continued

Additional Salary

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Members who hold ministerial or parliamentary office receive an additional salary that corresponds to a percentage of their basic compensation. If a Member holds two or more positions for which an additional salary is granted, the Member will receive only … Continued

Basic Compensation

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Basic compensation for a Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) is established under the Members’ Remuneration and Pensions Act. Effective April 1, 2021, the annual basic compensation each Member receives is $111,912.39. The 2007 Report of the Independent Commission to … Continued

Security Services, Emergency and First Aid

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In the event of an emergency, call 250-387-5555. Security services for the Parliament Buildings and grounds are provided 24 hours a day by Legislative Assembly Protective Services (LAPS). LAPS is also responsible for advising and assisting with security matters concerning … Continued

School Groups and Tours

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Public tours of the Parliament Buildings are managed by the Parliamentary Tours Program. Public and school tours are available year-round and are booked online. While the Parliament Buildings are currently closed for in-person education programs and tours due to the … Continued

Records Storage

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The Legislative Assembly offers all Members free storage for their personal, political or constituency records for a period of up to 5 years after the date of their departure from the Legislative Assembly. After this, records will be transferred to … Continued

Question Period Tickets

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Members’ offices may reserve seats in the public galleries for guests to attend Question Period by contacting the Sergeant-at-Arms Administration Office at 250-387-0952 or reservations@leg.bc.ca. Please provide the guests’ first and last names, the name of the Member hosting the … Continued

Public Use of Grounds

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Members and the public can apply to hold an event on the Legislative Precinct. Use of the interior of the Parliament Buildings is restricted to Members, government ministries, and the staff of the Legislative Assembly. The Parliamentary Education Office administers … Continued

Photographs

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During a Parliament, Members may arrange two separate sittings with a photographer. The maximum allowance is $600 for the entire Parliament. Please submit invoices and proof of payment to Financial Services at financialservices@leg.bc.ca.

Parking

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Each Member is designated one reserved parking space on the Legislative Precinct grounds. Income tax implications of reserved parking spaces (i.e. treatment as a taxable benefit) is pending. Visitor parking information for cars, school and tour buses, and bicycles under … Continued