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

Keynote Speakers - PIBC 2016 Annual Conference
Keynote Speakers Confirmed:  We are pleased to announce that the first two conference keynote speakers for the PIBC 2016 Annual Conference -... > read more
PIBC 2015 World Town Planning Day - Celebrating the Profession - Thank You
On Saturday November 7th, 2015 - in recognition of World Town Planning Day - the Institute hosted its annual gala celebration and... > read more

Latest Jobs

District of Sechelt – Director of Planning and Development Services
Located on British Columbia’s picturesque Sunshine Coast, the District of Sechelt provides some of the most magnificent scenery and outdoor recreational opportunities available in Western Canada. Within close... > read more
Aplin & Martin – Senior Planner
Since its establishment in 1968, Aplin & Martin Consultants has been a leading full-service civil engineering, planning, and surveying company with a strong presence in western Canada. With offices in... > read more