The City of Kamloops and BC Transit have a hassle free way
for you to take the bus. The ProPASS is a permanent photo
ID bus pass purchased at work through payroll deductions for
a minimum of four months.
A main goal of the ProPASS program is to reduce traffic by
encouraging employees to use transit whenever possible. ProPASS
complements employer initiatives to reduce the number of vehicles
being driven to the workplace.
What are the benefits to me if I sign
up for ProPASS with my employer?
- Convenience - no need to remember to buy a pass at
the start of each month or ensuring you have change or
tickets on hand.
- Save money - a person now purchasing 12 monthly passes
per year would save $108 by purchasing a ProPASS.
- Simple to use - "Swipe the Stripe" on the
back of the card each time you get on the bus. No need
- Tax deductible.
- Go green - by taking transit, you're doing your part
to help reduce rush hour congestion and your carbon footprint.
How much would the ProPASS cost me?
The total annual cost is $528 ($44 per month) which is
divided by the number of pay periods in a calendar year.
How do I pay for my ProPASS?
Payments are automatically deducted from your earnings
on whatever pay periods your employer uses (monthly, bi-weekly,
How do I sign up for ProPASS?
- Once your employer has signed the ProPASS Service Agreement
with the City of Kamloops, you can complete the Enrolment
Application form and submit it to your employer who will
then submit it to the City.
- Once your employer has received confirmation of your
enrolment from the City, you can take your signed Enrolment
Application Form to City Hall (7 Victoria Street West)
between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm to have your photo taken and
your ProPASS processed.
Do I have to sign up every year for
There is no expiry date once you sign up. The payments
are deducted from your paycheque until you leave the program.
What happens if I lose my ProPASS card?
You would need to apply for a new card. There is a $20
fee for processing so we encourage you to protect your photo
ID the same as you would protect other important identification
When I am away or on vacation, can
I put my ProPASS on hold?
The price you pay is already discounted, taking into account
average vacation time, sick time and time that you may be
away from Kamloops on business or for pleasure. ProPASS
cannot be put on hold for these reasons.
Are there ways that I can put my ProPASS
on hold temporarily?
Employees are required to sign on for a minimum of four
months, however you can put your ProPASS on hold temporarily:
- If you are off for an extended period of time on WCB,
Long Term Disability, or maternity/paternity leave,
your ProPASS Administrator can recommend that your ProPASS
be suspended until you return to work.
- If you have been approved for a suspension of ProPASS
deductions, you must relinquish your ProPASS to your
employer, who keeps it until you return to work.
If I decide ProPASS is not for me,
how do I withdraw from the program?
- When you sign up for ProPASS, you must enroll for a
minimum of four months. If you decide after four months
that the ProPASS is not meeting your needs, you can apply
to withdraw from the program.
- If you relocate, or if you discontinue employment with
your employer, you will automatically be withdrawn from
the program and you must relinquish your ProPASS card.
- Once your ProPASS Administrator has your ProPASS card,
your employer can cancel the payroll deductions, and return
your card to the City of Kamloops.
If fares go up for other transit users,
how will that affect me?
- From time to time, transit fares must increase to ensure
the overall service levels are maintained. The cost of
your ProPASS fare will increase by the same percentage
that the transit
- You will be notified of a fare increase two months before
the increase comes into effect, in order for you to budget
for the increase.
How does my employer register for
- Your employer must have a minimum of 3 employees, however
not all 3 employees are required to sign up for ProPASS.
- Your employer completes the ProPASS Service Agreement
and faxes or emails it to the City of Kamloops Transportation
Coordinator (fax: 250-828-7848; firstname.lastname@example.org).
As soon as your employer receives confirmation of receipt
of the Service Agreement from the City, the employees
can sign up using the ProPASS Enrolment Application form.
Can I sign up my spouse from a different
Even though your spouse doesn't work for the same employer
as you, you can sign them up under your program:
- the ProPASS program allows for up to two additional
adult family members living in the same household as
the ProPASS holder to also sign up for a ProPASS. The
principal ProPASS holder's employer must agree to this
and would be responsible for deducting payment for each
additional individual from the principal ProPASS holder's
- The Terms and Conditions of the ProPASS program apply
to each additional ProPASS holder signed up under the
principal ProPASS holder.
- Each additional ProPASS holder is required to complete
and sign the Enrolment Application Form.
City of Kamloops