General Information


The payroll department of PHSA – Provincial Health Services Authority processes residents payroll, acting as the central paying agency for all residents regardless of their working location.

It is important to ensure they have your updated banking and contact information on file, so if you switch banks or move you will need to contact Employee Records and Benefits at to update your information.

As the central paying agency for all Residents, Payroll mails paystubs to home addresses. It is important to notify Payroll of any changes to your address or banking information.

If you have opted for electronic paystubs, you can access them here. Please email for all electronic paystub questions.


Tel: 604-297-8683 (toll free: 1-866-875-5306, press 2 for Payroll)


Fax: 604-297-9311

1795 Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby BC V5C 6E3

  • Dues

    Union dues are mandatory. Resident Doctors of BC is funded solely by its members’ dues, which enables us to negotiate and enforce the collective agreement. Dues are automatically deducted from your pay. These dues are tax deductible and the annual amount is noted on your T4.

  • Admin Allowances

    Residents may notice admin allowances are not on their July pay stubs. This delay in payment occurs only in July, as information is gathered from the program offices, compiled, and then submitted to Payroll for processing. Any allowances not paid in this period will be paid retroactively on a future payday.

    Admin allowances are paid monthly. If a program has more that one lead or principle per year, the allowance will be paid out according to the months designated by the respective program office. If the lead position is shared between two residents, the admin allowance will be paid to both leads on a bi-monthly basis (every second month), unless otherwise requested.

  • Payroll Periods

    Although residents aren’t paid an hourly wage, their salary is represented on their paystub as a daily rate of 7.5 hours, which is 75 hours for a full two-week pay period. Residents are paid every two weeks, with payday being one week after the last day of a pay period.

  • Paystubs

    For an example of what is on your pay stub see below. If you have any questions about your paystub, please contact Payroll.

    image of resident pay stub

    1. Pay date – Payment deposit date
    2. Deposit Statement Number and cheque number
    3. Employee Information – Your name and home address (if incorrect please update with Employee Records and Benefits at )
    4. Department Information – Department name and code, or cost center of employment
    5. Net Pay – Gross pay minus deductions (Income Tax + CPP + EI + Total Deductions)
    6. Employee ID Number – Please keep your ID number for reference when contacting payroll
    7. Pay period ending date
    8. Earnings type – e.g. regular pay, on call, meal allowance, admin allowances etc.) Hourly rate and number of earned hours in the pay period. An asterisk (*) indicates a prior pay period adjustment
    9. Gross Pay – Earned hours x hourly rate (as a salaried employee this number is an administrative function)
    10. Summary of deduction – Both current and year-to-date (YTD) totals are shown. These deductions include union dues. Only T4 related year to date values will be carried over from your previous pay statement. An asterisk (*) indicates before tax deductions.
    11. Summary of Benefits – Current YTD total shown for MSP, Dental, Extended Health, Life and Accidental Dismemberment and Death (ADD). An asterisk (*) indicates a taxable benefit.
    12. Gross Pay – Current and YTD totals shown. This is your total pay before deductions and the sum of your earnings listed in #8
    13. Statutory Deductions – Deductions for income tax, Canadian Pension Plan (CPP), and Employment Insurance (EI). Only Current and YTD shown.
    14. Total Deductions – Sum of current deductions listed in #10
    15. Union Dues – Total YTD deducted shown
    16. Taxable Benefits – Total YTD taxable benefits paid on your behalf shown.
  • Remuneration Rates

    Residents are paid in accordance with their program level. The current remuneration schedule is listed in Article 21 of the Collective Agreement.

    Residents are paid $120 per In-Hospital Call or Conversion, and $60 per Out-of-Hospital, Weekend Day or Evening Call within the defined maximums. For more information see the Call Stipends page.

    Furthermore, residents on-call who are called back can claim reimbursements for specific expenses through their program.

    Lastly chief residents receive additional pay based on the number of residents in their program, and the number of chiefs completing the additional administrative work.

    Resident who work on a Statutory Holiday are entitled to additional pay, as per Article 11 of the Collective Agreement.

    Following the pay increase as of the 2019-2022 Collective Agreement, resident salary will receive an annual 2% increase each year of the three-year agreement, for a total wage increase of 6%.

    First pay period after April 1, 2021

    Annual Monthly
    Resident I $57,064.61 $4,755.38
    Resident II $63,659.35 $5,304.95
    Resident III $69,370.68 $5,780.89
    Resident IV $74,671.34 $6,222.61
    Resident V $80,302.33 $6,691.86
    Resident VI $85,734.84 $7,144.57
    Resident VII $91,367.32 $7,613.94

    See a detailed example of pay