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 Vancouver – Renewable Energy Planner (Planner II)
Our employees help Vancouver consistently rank as one of the world's most livable cities. We are one of Canada's Top 100 Employers, BC's Top Employers, and one of Canada's Greenest Employers. Vancouver is... > read more
Westbank First Nation – Director of Development Services #14-49
Reporting to the Director of Operations, and as a key member of the senior management team, the Director of Development Services will manage, support and provide direction and leadership to the team leaders of... > read more