Member Transfers & Status Changes

Members in certain membership categories who permanently relocate to another Canadian province or territory, or members who are temporarily leaving active planning practice for various reasons may either transfer their membership, or change their membership status accordingly.

Membership Transfers & Relocation:

Transfers of membership to other Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) affiliated planning institutes or associations across Canada for members in good standing of PIBC in most membership categories is relatively straightforward, ensuring easy mobility for professional planners who relocate elsewhere in Canada, and eliminating the need to re-apply and or re-certify.

In addition, CIP members relocating abroad to certain countries may have advantages in seeking professional membership when they relocate.

  • For more information on Member transfers within Canada or information on relocating abroad click here.
Changes in Membership Status:

Members who for various reasons are temporarily leaving planning practice have options to change their membership status, while maintaining their connection and involvement with the profession and the Institute, at reduced membership fee rates.

  • For more information on changes in Membership status click here.
Retired Membership:

Certified members who are retired from planning practice, and are leaving planning practice also have options to change their membership to non-corporate Retired membership, while maintaining their connection and involvement with the profession and the Institute, at reduced membership fee rates.

  • For more information on Retired membership, and to apply, please contact PIBC.