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

Notice: PIBC AGM & Council Elections - Online Voting Now Open
In accordance with the bylaws of the Planning Institute of British Columbia (PIBC), the Institute is holding elections for positions on PIBC Council... > read more
PIBC 2017 Annual Conference - Equilibrium - Registration Continues. Register Today!
Join us for the PIBC 2017 Annual Conference, May 30 – June 2, in beautiful Prince George, BC. Registration is open, and the preliminary program is... > read more
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

Latest Jobs

Comox Valley Regional District – Rural Planner - Term
The Comox Valley is an attractive geographic location, rich in rural agriculture, vibrant urban, meandering coastline and dramatic mountains. There is unlimited possibilities of spectacular outdoor activities... > read more
City of Fort St. John – Planner 1
Join us in Fort St John – the Energetic City! We are blessed with not only a strong economy but also a sense of community and a quality of life second to none. Fort St. John is a haven for adventure at all... > read more
City of New Westminster – Planning Technician
City of New Westminster Great City, Great Work, Great Future! Planning Technician DEPARTMENT:  Development Services STATUS:  Full Time NO. OF POSITIONS:  One UNION:  CUPE,  Local 387... > read more