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 Update to Members Regarding CIP Announcement
June 29, 2015 From PIBC Executive Director, Dave Crossley: Many PIBC members are aware that CIP Council recently issued a notice to the membership... > read more
PIBC Announces Winners of 2015 Awards for Excellence in Planning and Individual Achievement - Congratulations!
JUNE 11, 2015 (Vancouver, BC) – The Planning Institute of British Columbia (PIBC) is excited to announce the winners of its annual Awards for... > read more

Latest Jobs

University of British Columbia – Manager, Housing Programs
The University of British Columbia is seeking a dynamic Manager, Housing Programs within its Faculty Staff Housing & Relocation Services Department. The Manager, Housing Programs supports the University’s... > read more
City of Richmond – Planner 1
Planner 1 Job ID# 2015174 Temporary Full-Time $36.92 - $43.65 per hour. In this exciting role in Development Applications Department, you will assist in several activities related to current planning, zoning... > read more