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

Call for Proposals Now Open for PIBC 2018 Annual Conference - The Game Plan
Join for #PIBC2018 in Victoria, BC - Submit a Program Proposal!  PIBC's 2018 Annual Conference will be held May 29th to June 1st at the... > read more
PIBC 2017 World Town Planning Day - Celebrating the Profession - Register Now!
On Saturday November 4th, 2017 - in recognition of World Town Planning Day - the Institute will host its annual gala celebration and... > read more
Call for PIBC Member Volunteers
JOIN US! CALL FOR PIBC MEMBER VOLUNTEERS! PIBC has a number of volunteer opportunities for members to join various Institute committees for the new... > read more

Latest Jobs

Tlicho Government – Land Use Planner
The Department of Culture and Lands Protection (DCLP) oversees the use, management, administration and protection of Tłı̨chǫ lands, renewable and non-renewable resources. Working under supervision from the... > read more
City of Delta – Planner 1
The Community Planning & Development department is looking for a full-time Planner 1.  The successful candidate is expected to undertake professional planning work involving the processing of land use... > read more
City of Delta – Deputy Director of Development
This key management role is responsible for the leadership, organization and supervision of the Development Division within the Community Planning and Development Department. The Development Division includes... > read more