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 Welcomes Mr. Gary Paget as Newest Honourary Member
July 5, 2018 (Vancouver, BC) – The Planning Institute of British Columbia (PIBC) is pleased to announce the admission of Mr. Gary Paget to Honourary... > read more
PIBC Announces Winners of 2018 Awards for Excellence in Planning and Individual Achievement
PIBC Announces Winners of 2018 Awards for Excellence in Planning and Individual Achievement The Planning Institute of British Columbia (PIBC) is... > read more
Thank You! PIBC 2018 Annual Conference: The Game Plan (Victoria, BC)
Thank you to everyone who joined us in Victoria! Thank you to everyone who joined us in beautiful Victoria, BC, May 29th to June 1st for the PIBC... > read more

Latest Jobs

Fraser Valley Regional District – Planner I
We are the third largest regional district in BC.  With six municipalities and eight electoral areas, we have cities, towns and small rural communities.  Our topography is as varied as it... > read more
City of Coquitlam – Planner 2
The City of Coquitlam is the sixth largest city in BC, home to more than 150,000 residents.  Our municipality continues to grow through greenfield and infill development, innovative urban design,... > read more
City of Yellowknife – Planner
The City of Yellowknife is currently seeking a dynamic and creative individual to assume the rewarding position of Planner with the Planning and Development Department.  This is a professional... > read more