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 marked PIBC's 60th Anniversary!

Click here or on the image below to view the PIBC interactive timeline that captures the Institute's key milestone events through the decades.

PIBC Interactive Timeline

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 Board Adopts Declaration Marking CIP's Centenary
At its meeting of June 21, 2019, the PIBC Board of Directors was pleased to endorse and adopt a formal declaration celebrating and markng the... > read more
PIBC Office Hours - Closure: July 1 & 8-12
Please be advised that the PIBC office will be closed on the following dates:  - Canada Day: Monday, July 1st. We will reopen on Tuesday, July... > read more
PIBC Announces Winners of 2019 Awards for Excellence in Planning and Individual Achievement
The Planning Institute of British Columbia (PIBC) is excited to announce the winners of its annual Awards for Excellence in Planning and Awards for... > read more

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