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

Notice: PIBC AGM & Council Elections - Online Voting Now Open
In accordance with the bylaws of the Planning Institute of British Columbia (PIBC), the Institute is holding elections for positions on PIBC Council... > read more
PIBC 2017 Annual Conference - Equilibrium - Registration Continues. Register Today!
Join us for the PIBC 2017 Annual Conference, May 30 – June 2, in beautiful Prince George, BC. Registration is open, and the preliminary program is... > read more
PIBC Climate Action Task Force & Climate Action Member Survey
Climate change is occurring, including due to greenhouse gas emissions from the use of fossil fuel to heat buildings, fuel transportation, as a by-... > read more

Latest Jobs

City of New Westminster – Planning Technician
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City of Port Moody – General Manager of Development Services
The City of Port Moody is seeking a General Manager of Development services to join the Executive Leadership team.  Please see the attached posting or visit our website @ www.portmoody.ca/jobs for further... > read more
City of Campbell River – Development Planner II
Vancouver Island is one of Canada’s most enviable locations and Campbell River is ideally situated to take advantage of the best the island has to offer. With a moderate climate, spectacular scenery and year-... > read more