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.

Founded in 1958, 2018 marks PIBC's 60th Anniversary!

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 2019 Membership Online Renewal Information
Attention PIBC members! It's that time of year again... 2019 Membership Renewals are Now Underway & are Due by: Jan. 2nd, 2019. Below is... > read more
2018 Continuous Professional Learning (CPL) Reporting - Due By: Dec. 31st
All Certified Members of PIBC are required to complete and report their Continuous Professional Learning (CPL) activities for 2018 CPL activities by... > read more
2019 BC Land Summit - Collaborations & Connections: Call for Program Proposals Now Closed
2019 BC Land Summit – Collaborations & Connections May 8-10, 2019, Vancouver, BC  Conference Call for Program Proposals (Closed)... > read more

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City of Vancouver – Planner II (City Wide & Regional Planning, Regulation Policy) - Req ID 12450
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