Welcome to the Planning Institute of British Columbia!

The Planning Institute of British Columbia (PIBC) is the professional association of planners in British Columbia and the Yukon. PIBC is the westernmost affiliate of the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) – the national association.

Who We Are:

Professional members of PIBC are forward thinking individuals who work in both the public and private sectors, in many different fields of planning – including land-use and development, municipal and regional planning, resource and environmental management, policy planning and law, heritage conservation, transportation planning, economic development, urban design, and more…

RPP - Registered Professional Planners:

Fully qualified professional, or Certified, members of PIBC in good standing have the exclusive right and privilege to utilize the professional title 'Registered Professional Planner' and designation 'RPP' in British Columbia. They may also use the designation 'MCIP' to indicate their professional status nationally with the Canadian Institute of Planners.

Professional planners use their knowledge, skills and experience to help shape more livable, sustainable communities and environments.

Our Strategic Vision:

PIBC is a thriving organization supporting and regulating respected professional planners, inspiring excellence, advocacy and community well-being.


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Institute News

PIBC Climate Action Task Force & Climate Action Member Survey
Climate change is occurring, including due to greenhouse gas emissions from the use of fossil fuel to heat buildings, fuel transportation, as a by-... > read more
PIBC 2017 Annual Conference - Equilibrium - Registration Now Open. Register Today!
Join us for the PIBC 2017 Annual Conference, May 30 – June 2, in beautiful Prince George, BC. Early registration is now open, and the preliminary... > read more
CPL Reports (Now Past Due)
All Certified Members of PIBC were required to complete and report their Continuous Professional Learning (CPL) activities for 2016 CPL activities by... > read more

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Vancouver Island University – Research Chair, Indigenous Land Rights and Land Use Planning
Work where you matter. Vancouver Island University invites applications for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair with interests and expertise in Indigenous Land Rights and Land Use Planning. Tier 2 Canada Research... > read more
Metro Vancouver – Park Planner II
Metro Vancouver – Join us in our commitment to provide services and solutions to one of the world’s most livable regions. We deliver service excellence in the areas of regional growth planning, air quality... > read more
City of Vancouver: Planning, Urban Design and Sustainability Department – Planner I
The City of Vancouver is striving to become the greenest city in the world by 2020 and we are proud to be one of BC's Top Employers, Canada's Best Diversity Employers, and one of Canada's Greenest... > read more