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 Nelson – Senior Planner
Surrounded by mountains and set on the shores of Kootenay Lake, Nelson’s charm and stunning scenery create the quintessential small town setting. But, don't let the quiet fool you, here on the shores of the... > read more
City of Terrace – Planner (Regular Full-Time)
Situated on the Skeena River and nestled in the Coast Mountains, Terrace is a unique and vibrant community with a strong sense of culture and heritage. As the regional service centre for the Northwest, Terrace... > read more