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 Announces Winners of 2017 Awards for Excellence in Planning and Individual Achievement
The Planning Institute of British Columbia (PIBC) is excited to announce the winners of its annual Awards for Excellence in Planning and Individual... > read more
PIBC 2017 Annual General Meeting & New Board of Directors
The Institute held its 2017 Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Friday June 2nd, 2017 in Prince George. Thank you to everyone who attended. We are... > read more
PIBC Climate Action Task Force - Climate: A Call To Action
Climate change is occurring, including due to greenhouse gas emissions from the use of fossil fuel to heat buildings, fuel transportation, as a by-... > read more

Latest Jobs

Westbank First Nation – Planner II
POSITION SUMMARY: *WFN MEMBER PREFERRED* The Planner II performs a variety of intermediate level professional and technical duties and is responsible for the administration, development, and... > read more
District of Saanich - Planning Dept – Planner 1 - Community Planning
The District of Saanich is one of the four core municipalities within the Capital Regional District. The community is home to 114,000 citizens and is comprised of urban, suburban and rural areas, and 12... > read more
CMHC - Granville Island – Planning Assistant (2 year contract)
Granville Island is administered by CMHC on behalf of the Federal Government.  The mission of CMHC with respect to Granville Island, is to maintain and foster Granville Island as a unique urban oasis in... > read more