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 of Directors Elections & Nominations
In accordance with the bylaws of the Planning Institute of British Columbia (PIBC), the Institute will be holding elections for positions on the PIBC... > read more
PIBC 2019 Awards Call For Submissions & Nominations - Now Open!
Deadline: 4:00 PM (Pacific) on Monday, February 11, 2019. Help us recognize the best in planning in BC and the Yukon! The call for award submissions... > read more
PIBC 2019 Annual Student Conference Funding - Apply Today!
Applications are now being accepted for PIBC's 2019 Annual Student Conference Funding. Interested, eligible PIBC Student members are encouraged to... > read more

Latest Jobs

City of Campbell River – Planner II (1 year term position)
PLANNER II (1 Year Term Position) The City of Campbell River is seeking a term full-time Planner II.   To cover a one yearl eave, we have a vacancy for... > read more
City of Delta – Planner 2
Would you like to be part of a vibrant local government organization that deals with a wide diversity of infill residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural, and heritage applications? Are you a service-... > read more
Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen – Planner
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is currently recruiting for a regular, full-time Planner and potentially will have two positions available (Planner I and Planner II). Reporting to the Manager of... > read more