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.

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…

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.

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Institute News

PIBC Announces Winners of 2016 Awards for Excellence in Planning and Individual Achievement
The Planning Institute of British Columbia (PIBC) is excited to announce the winners of its annual Awards for Excellence in Planning and Individual... > read more
Congratulations to New CIP Fellows
We at PIBC are thrilled to extend our congratulations and best wishes to all the new Fellows named by the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP). CIP... > read more

Latest Jobs

District of Saanich - Planning Dept – Manager of Sustainability
The District of Saanich is a sustainable community where a healthy natural environment is recognized as being paramount to ensuring social well-being and economic vibrancy. Saanich’s clean, appealing... > read more
Regional District of Fraser-Fort George – Planner I
A Permanent, Full-time position of Planner I is available in Development Services. The role of a Planner I is to respond to a variety of public enquiries, make public presentations and assist in the... > read more