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 2016 Annual Conference - Planning Unfiltered - Update!
PIBC's 2016 Annual Conference - Planning Unfiltered - will be taking place May 10-13, 2016, at the Delta Grand Okanagan Resort & Conference... > read more
PIBC 2016 Awards Program - Call for Submissions & Nominations Are Now Open
The Call for Nominations / Submissions for the 2016 PIBC Awards Program are now open. The Planning Institute of British Columbia annually recognizes... > read more

Latest Jobs

TransLink – TL Senior Planner- Policy Development
The South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority (TransLink) is one of Canada’s most innovative transportation authorities, founded in 1999 to plan and manage transportation within Metro Vancouver. We... > read more
City of Coquitlam – Planning Assistant 1, Temporary Full-Time
Coquitlam is home to over 141,000 people and is a vibrant, regional urban centre. We are committed to carefully managing the City's future while continuing to deliver the highest level of service to the... > read more