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 Special General Meeting & Special Resolutions
All PIBC members are given notice that a Special General Meeting (SGM) of the Planning Institute of British Columbia (PIBC) will be held as follows:... > read more
PIBC Announces 2016 Honourary & Life Members
It is with great pleasure that we announce the admission of Mr. Norman Hotson, Architect, AIBC, AAA, OAA, FRAIC, RCA to Honourary Membership and the... > read more

Latest Jobs

City of Richmond – Research Planner 2 (Under Review)
This position will conduct Park and Open Space planning studies, community engagement activities, short and long range planning under the direction of a superior in the Community Services Department, with work... > read more
City of Vancouver: Planning, Urban Design and Sustainability Department – Planner II, Temporary
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