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 2017 World Town Planning Day - Celebrating the Profession - Register Now!
On Saturday November 4th, 2017 - in recognition of World Town Planning Day - the Institute will host its annual gala celebration and... > read more
Fall 2017 PIBC Membership Exam Course - Registration Now Open!
Attention PIBC Candidate members who are required to write the Written Exam (Exam B) for Certified membership and Registered Professional Planner... > read more
PIBC Announces Winners of 2017 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 Individual... > read more

Latest Jobs

District of Sechelt – Director of Planning and Development
The District of Sechelt is seeking a progressive planner who is looking to take their career to the next level by taking advantage of the unique opportunity that Sechelt can offer. Join our senior management... > read more
City of Coquitlam – Planner Analyst - Community Planning
Bring your passion, training and experience to this exciting opportunity. We are looking for a highly motivated and committed urban planning professional to join the City’s Community Planning team. The... > read more
City of Vancouver – Planner II
The City of Vancouver is striving to become the greenest city in the world by 2020 and we are proud to be one of BC's Top Employers, Canada's Best Diversity Employers, and one of Canada's Greenest Employers.... > read more