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

Notice: PIBC AGM, Special Resolution, and Council Elections
The 2017 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Planning Institute of British Columbia (PIBC) will be held as follows: Date:  Friday June 2nd... > read more
PIBC 2017 Annual Student Conference Funding - Apply Today!
Applications are still being accepted for PIBC's 2017 Annual Student Conference Funding. Interested, eligible PIBC Student members are encouraged to... > 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

District of West Vancouver – Community Planner
The West Vancouver Planning Department is seeking a Community Planner to join our team of highly motivated professionals. Reporting to the Manager of Community Planning and Sustainability, this position is... > read more
City of Vancouver – Assistant Director, Housing Policy
The City of Vancouver is striving to become the greenest city in the world by 2020 and we are proud to be one of Canada's Top 100 Employers, BC's Top Employers, and one of Canada's Greenest Employers. With... > read more
The University of British Columbia – Urban Designer
UBC is a leader in a global network of post-secondary institutions that have turned their campuses into living laboratories for sustainable behaviour, infrastructure and community. At UBC, sustainability means... > read more