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

PIBC 2017 Annual Conference - Equilibrium - Registration Now Open. Register Today!
Join us for the PIBC 2017 Annual Conference, May 30 – June 2, in beautiful Prince George, BC. Early registration is now open, and the preliminary... > read more
PIBC 2017 Awards Program - Call for Submissions & Nominations Are Now Open
The Call for Nominations / Submissions for the 2017 PIBC Awards Program are now open. Less than one week remains! The Planning Institute of British... > read more
CPL Reports (Now Past Due)
All Certified Members of PIBC were required to complete and report their Continuous Professional Learning (CPL) activities for 2016 CPL activities by... > read more

Latest Jobs

City of Vancouver: Planning, Urban Design and Sustainability Department – Planner I
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
Metro Vancouver – Program Manager, Bylaw & Regulation Development
Program Manager, Bylaw & Regulation Development (Full-Time Temporary - This position to last not later than May 31, 2018) Leads the Bylaw and Regulation Development function within Air Quality &... > read more
Metro Vancouver – Regional Planner I
Performs specialized planning tasks primarily related to Metro Vancouver’s Electoral Area A, including development of work plans, research, comprehensive report writing, preparation of policy proposals and... > read more