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

PIBC 2018 Spring CPL Webinar Series - Call for Proposals
Call for Proposals - Innovations in Affordable Market Housing Proudly Sponsored by BC Housing The 2018 Spring CPL Webinar Series features three... > read more
PIBC 2018 Membership Online Renewal Information
Attention PIBC members! It's that time of year again. 2018 Membership Renewals are issued and are due by Jan. 2, 2018. Below is information to... > read more
2017 Continuous Professional Learning (CPL) Reporting
All Certified Members of PIBC are required to complete and report their Continuous Professional Learning (CPL) activities for 2017 CPL activities by... > read more

Latest Jobs

City of Vernon – Planning Assistant
The City of Vernon is nestled between three beautiful lakes with easy access to world recognized ski resorts, golf, wineries, and orchards.  The City offers a rich heritage and a culturally diverse... > read more
BC Ferries – Assistant Manager, Terminal Development
With 47 ports of call, 35 vessels, and more than 500 sailings every day, BC Ferries is the largest independently-owned ferry company in the world.  Dedicated to safety, excellence, innovation, and people... > read more
Vancouver Fraser Port Authority – Planning Assistant
Want to work in an exciting environment with some of the most talented people in Canada?  Join our team and connect with your potential.   The Port of Vancouver is Canada’s largest and most... > read more