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

Register Today! PIBC 2015 Annual Conference - Beyond Borders
Register Now & Join Us!  Join us in Seattle Washington, for the 2015 PIBC Annual Conference - Beyond Borders - presented with the... > read more
Attention Student Members - PIBC Annual Student Conference Funding - Apply Today!
Applications are now being accepted for PIBC's 2015 Annual Student Conference Funding. Interested, eligible PIBC student members are encouraged to... > read more

Latest Jobs

The Regional District of North Okanagan wishes to fill the position of Regional Planning Projects Manager. Reporting to the General Manager, Planning and Building, the Regional Planning Projects Manager is... > read more
Islands Trust – Co-op Student Planner
CO-OP STUDENT PLANNER – SUMMER 2015Location: Gabriola Island, BC The Islands Trust is incorporated under the Islands Trust Act of British Columbia. The object of the Islands Trust is to preserve and protect... > read more