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 2018 World Town Planning Day - Celebrating the Profession - Register Now!
Join us on Saturday November 3rd, 2018 - in recognition of World Town Planning Day and the Institute's 60th Anniversary - for this gala... > 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
PIBC Celebrates Its 60th Anniversary at 2018 World Town Planning Day Gala, with Special Guest Hon. Selina Robinson, BC Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing
September 27, 2018 (Vancouver, BC) – The Planning Institute of British Columbia (PIBC) will be continuing celebrations for its 60th anniversary... > read more

Latest Jobs

City of Campbell River – Senior Planner
The City of Campbell River is seeking a full-time Senior Planner. As part of the Long Range Planning and Sustainability team and reporting to the Long Range Planning and Sustainability Manager, you will be... > read more
City of Nanaimo – Planning Assistant
The City of Nanaimo is seeking a permanent full-time Planning Assistant. Under the direction of the Manager of Current Planning & Subdivision, the Planning Assistant is responsible for ensuring that... > read more
City of Vancouver – Planner II (Housing Policy) / Req ID: 11939
The City of Vancouver is striving to become the greenest city in the world, and a city powered entirely by renewable energy before 2050. We are proud to be one of Canada's Top 100 Employers, BC's Top... > read more