What is seniority?

Seniority is defined in the collective agreement under article C.2.1:

Except as provided in this article, “seniority” means an employee‟s aggregate length of service with the employer as determined in accordance with the provisions of the Previous Collective Agreement.

Can it be ported from another District?

Yes, see clause C.2.2 for more details.  Effective September 1, 2006 and despite Article C.2.1 above, an employee who achieves continuing contract status in another school district shall be credited with up to twenty (20) years of seniority accumulated in other school districts in BC.  There is a verification process that takes place within the first 90 days of obtaining continuing status.

Do TTOCs earn seniority?

Yes, see clause C.2.3 for more details.  A TTOC accumulates seniority where 19 TTOC days = 1 month and 189 TTOC days = 1 year.


Why is seniority important?

It is used for the:

  • layoff and recall process (article C.20)
  • retirement bonus (article B.20)
  • post and fill process (article E.20)

Note: Seniority is not used for pension purposes.

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Where can I determine my seniority?


Due to privacy concerns, we will no longer be posting the seniority reports on our website. You can access seniority reports by visiting Sharepoint on the School District Website under the “Staff” tab. Seniority reports are also available in every school staff room.


Seniority reports are sent to schools in October for staff to ensure that all information is correct. Corrections must be sent to the CTA Office by December 1st. Final seniority reports are ready mid January and will be available in alphabetical and ranking order.