Based in British Columbia, the Association of Professional Biology works to advance the application, practice and understanding of applied biology and the work of professional biologists across Canada. Our practicing members are in good standing with organizations, such as the College of Applied Biologists in BC and the Alberta Society of Professional Biologists that are governed by provincial legislation (e.g., the Professional Governance Act).


Support the APB

The APB advocates for the highest standards in the professional practice of applied biology in British Columbia. By supporting the APB, you strengthen its ability to be a voice for professional biologists and anyone in BC  who values the province's incredible biological heritage.

Annual membership costs only $85/year (or less for students, fellow and retired members) and gives you free advertising (for Accredited Members), discounts, and key professional resources to guide and advance your work and practice. Support the APB by becoming a member today and join a growing community with access to benefits, such as:

  • Advocacy
  • Advertising
  • Discount registrations (where payable) for APB conferences, forums and meetings
  • Professional development and practice resources
  • APB publications and archives
  • Access to third-party-managed products and services, including:
    * NEW FOR 2023! Special offers on plans and devices from Bell Mobility
    * NEW FOR 2023! Access to Perkopolis discounts on hotels, car rentals and flights
    * Preferred Rates on Professional Liability Insurance from Hub International





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Job Board

On the APB's job board you can post information about positions you need to fill, or you see what jobs are available.



Migratory Birds Regulations 2022 Updates
In association with ECCC and CWS
A recording of this event can
now be viewed on our YouTube
channel at the link below.

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We have added to our member benefits for the 2023 membership year. Members of the Association of Professional Biology now get access to offers and discounts from Bell Mobility and Perkopolis.

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This program helps up-and-coming biologists to prepare for future employment and career opportunities while completing their education. Click below to find out how you can become a mentor or a protége.

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Latest News and Articles


Wildlife Research Infographic

Posted on 11/6/2022
Canadian Conservation and Land Management Knowledge Exchange Infographic: “Increasing the Efficiency of Camera Trap Identification Using Artificial Intelligence”


BC Government Fisher Conservation Forums

Posted on 9/27/2022
The Provincial Fisher Team and the Cumulative Effects and Integrated Monitoring Team will be hosting two online public sessions this fall as part of recovery planning and population management.


Practice Advisory Bulletin - Didymo

Posted on 8/6/2022
Didymo is a very large, easy to identify diatom. This once rare algae is invading freshwater systems across North America, including BC.