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Here you'll find information and resources on compensation.

There are two main physician compensation models in BC: Fee-For-Service, and the Alternative Payment Program.

Physicians can also receive funding through rural practice programs, which focus on recruiting and retaining physicians in rural practice, and through the Medical On-Call Availability Program (MOCAP), which compensates physicians for being on-call. 


The Physician Master Agreement (PMA) covers the relationship and economic arrangements between the government of British Columbia and Doctors of BC (formerly known as the BC Medical Association).

The agreement is effective from April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2019.  

View the Physician Master Agreement on the Ministry of Health website.


The Medical On-Call Availability Program (MOCAP) is a provincial program to provide responsive and sustainable on-call/availability rotation to provide emergency care that meets the standards. It was established by the 2001 Working Agreement between the Doctors of BC (formerly called British Columbia Medical Association) and the Government of British Columbia.

The program compensates for on-call physician services, and is provided through a contractual arrangement between the health authorities and physicians. All participating physicians are required to sign the MOCAP contract prior to being on-call. Eligibility and compensation for MOCAP contracts are established in the Physician Master Agreement.

Application access
Access On-Call Scheduling system remotely from anywhere and on desktop computer or laptop with internet access.
On-Call MOCAP 


Need more information?

For more information on MOCAP, visit BC Ministry of Health Services.

Sessional rates

A session is defined as 3.5 hours of service. Rates are defined by a contract between the Ministry of Health (MoH) and Doctors of BC (formerly known as the BC Medical Association).

This type of funding arrangement may be appropriate for programs requiring less than one full-time equivalent (FTE) of physician time.

Rates are defined in the Physician Master Agreement (PMA).

2016-17 Sessional Rates

For further information about sessional rates, please visit the BC Ministry of Health website. 

Application access

To access and submit session billing, please visit Sessions web application.

Sessions Application 

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