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 (Coming by email Nov. 28 - Dec. 9, 2016)
Updated Information for Members: As PIBC members are aware, it's that time of year again - time for annual membership renewals and membership fee... > read more
CPL Reporting Reminder & Deadline (Dec. 31, 2016)
All Certified Members of PIBC (Registered Professional Planners) are reminded that completed Continuous Professional Learning (CPL) reports for 2016... > read more
PIBC Special General Meeting & Special Resolutions - Thank You!
We are pleased to notify members that the Special General Meeting (SGM) scheduled for Friday Nov. 25, 2016 in Vancouver was successfully held. A... > read more

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