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

CIP - Announcing A Brand New Website and Member Services Login!
CIP has been working hard to respond to members’ needs by bringing its web technology up to date. CIP is very proud to unveil its new, integrated... > read more
PIBC Endorses Joint Statement on Climate Change
BC professionals pledge joint action on climate change. As national controversy about how to address climate change continues, four of BC’s... > read more

Latest Jobs

City of Vernon – Planner, Economic Development (FTT)
The City of Vernon is nestled between three beautiful lakes with easy access to world recognized ski resorts, golf, wineries and orchards.  The City offers a rich heritage and a culturally diverse... > read more
Northern Rockies Regional Municipality – Planner
Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference and to work  on a variety of projects to help guide community growth?   The spirit of the Northern Rockies is independent and action-oriented,... > read more