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 Annual Conference - Equilibrium - Registration Now Open. Register Today!
Join us for the PIBC 2017 Annual Conference, May 30 – June 2, in beautiful Prince George, BC. Early registration is now open, and the preliminary... > read more
Notice: PIBC AGM & Council Elections - Nominations
In accordance with the bylaws of the Planning Institute of British Columbia (PIBC), the Institute will be holding elections for positions on PIBC... > read more
PIBC Climate Action Task Force & Climate Action Member Survey
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

City of Whitehorse – Intern 1, Planning (Summer)
The City of Whitehorse is one of Canada’s best places to live, work, and play. Reporting to the Senior Planner, the Intern will have the opportunity to work on a diverse range of projects and assist with... > read more
Township of Langley – Social Planner - Regular Full-time - 17-E007
Join a “Community of Communities” – the Township of Langley, home to approximately 120,000 residents, is committed to providing progressive business, housing, and recreational opportunities, while balancing... > read more
City of Kamloops – Transportation Planner
At the City of Kamloops, we are focused on creating the highest levels of service excellence, based on an organization-wide community culture that celebrates the employees who make it all happen. We offer... > read more