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

Fall 2016 PIBC Membership Exam Course - Registration Now Open!
Attention PIBC Candidate members who are required to write the Written Exam (Exam B) for Certified membership and Registered Professional Planner... > read more
PIBC Announces 2016 Honourary & Life Members
It is with great pleasure that we announce the admission of Mr. Norman Hotson, Architect, AIBC, AAA, OAA, FRAIC, RCA to Honourary Membership and the... > read more

Latest Jobs

City of Vancouver, Planning, Urban Design & Sustainability – (TFT) Planner II
The City of Vancouver is striving to become the greenest city in the world by 2020 and we are proud to be one of BC's Top Employers, Canada's Best Diversity Employers, and one of Canada's Greenest... > read more
District of Summerland – Director of Development Services
Summerland, nestled in the heart of the Okanagan Valley is a friendly town with beautiful beaches, orchards, vineyards and mountains. The population of this centrally located municipality is just over 11,... > read more