Parliamentary Procedure Workshops: For Provincial Public Servants

​​​​​​​​​This one-day workshop for provincial public servants, developed and delivered by the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, is intended to provide for a greater understanding of parliamentary procedure including the legislative and budgetary process in British Columbia and Cabinet and Treasury Board decision-making.



Assist public servants to: 

  •  know how the parliamentary system governs the work of the public service, including an introduction to parliamentary procedure 
  •  have an appreciation for the roles and responsibilities of Ministers, including Cabinet decision-making and government caucus committees 
  •  understand how the legislative process works, including the annual cycle of requests for legislation and drafting 
  •  understand how Orders-in-Council and Regulations are processed 
  •  understand how policy work and research informs the legislative process 
  •  understand how the Budget and Estimate process works, including Treasury Board 
  •  understand how the impact of legislation, regulations, policies, procedures and guidelines inform the work of the public service. 


Participants will arrive at 8:15 am for an introduction to the day. The morning will focus on the Chamber with an overview of parliamentary history, the roles of the Speaker and the Clerk, procedure in the Chamber and the work of Parliamentary Committees.  In the afternoon, presentations will explain the work of Legislative Counsel and the process of Cabinet and Treasury Board decision-making. Included in the day is a presentation from the Legislative Library outlining their services and a tour of the Parliament Buildings.

Workshop Location:

The workshop will take place at the Parliament Buildings in the Legislative Chamber. 
Time: 8:15 am – 4:15 pm
Cost: No charge 


Please register on-line. Registration is based on a first come, first served basis. A waitlist has been established, and you will be contacted when space becomes available. Please note that due to the extensive waitlist, registrants will be removed from the list after two years. Those who are still interested must re-register. If you have any questions, please contact 250-387-8669 or​



The Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, Parliamentary Education Office will issue a confirmation to each participant via e-mail once registration details are complete including the provision of background reading. The confirmation will also provide information regarding parking, entrance to the building, security passes and dress code requirements.


Please advise the Parliamentary Education Office of cancellation of attendance as soon as possible in order to provide an opportunity for other registrants to attend. Please contact 250-387-8669 or

Special Instructions:

Any personal requirements for participation in the Workshop, such as physical access, should be brought to the attention of the Parliamentary Education Office at the time of registration.​