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 2017 Membership Renewals (Now Past Due)
Updated Information for Members: PIBC 2017 Membership Renewals and payment are now past due. Renewals and membership invoicing took place online... > 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
PIBC 2017 Awards Program - Call for Submissions & Nominations Are Now Open
The Call for Nominations / Submissions for the 2017 PIBC Awards Program are now open. The Planning Institute of British Columbia annually recognizes... > read more

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