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 Honourary Membership & Life Member Designation - Call for Submissions Now Open
Attention PIBC members... Do you know of a distinguished individual outside the planning profession who has contributed significantly to planning or... > read more
Register & Join Us at the PIBC 2018 Annual Conference: The Game Plan (Victoria, BC)
Registration is now open - Join us! Join us in beautiful Victoria, BC, for the PIBC 2018 Annual Conference: The Game Plan! The upcoming... > read more
PIBC 2018 Annual Student Conference Funding - Apply Today!
Applications are now being accepted for PIBC's 2018 Annual Student Conference Funding. Interested, eligible PIBC Student members are encouraged to... > read more

Latest Jobs

City of Delta – Planner 2
Drawing on your considerable professional planning experience with emphasis on land use and development planning, you will assist in the implementation of municipal land use and policy objectives. This work... > read more
City of Vancouver – Planner II (Current Planning) (RFT - 10884)
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 BC's Top Employers, Canada's Best... > read more
City of Vancouver – Planner II (Current Planning) (TFT - 10780)
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 BC's Top Employers, Canada's Best... > read more