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 Honourary Membership & Life Member Designation - Call for Submissions
Attention PIBC members... Do you know of a distinguished individual outside the planning profession who has contributed significantly to planning or... > read more
PIBC Update to Members Regarding CIP Announcement
Additional Update from CIP - July 8, 2015: CIP has provided a page on its website - CIP Reboots - to provide members with additional background... > read more

Latest Jobs

City of Victoria – Planning Analyst
Planning Analyst (Continuous Term – up to 18 months) An exciting opportunity exists to join the City of Victoria as a Planning Analyst. If you are a team player who is committed to providing excellent... > read more
VIA Architecture – Intermediate Planner/Urban Designer
VIA Architecture is a strategic architectural and planning firm with offices in Vancouver, Seattle and San Francisco. We are a studio based practice leading a variety of local projects including transit... > read more