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 Annual Student Fellowship Award - Call for Applications Now Open!
Attention PIBC Student members... applications are now being accepted for PIBC's 2018 Annual Student Fellowship Award. This merit-based award... > read more
PIBC 2018 Membership Online Renewal Information
Attention PIBC members! It's that time of year again. 2018 Membership Renewals will be issued November 20th - 30th, 2017, and are due by Jan. 2,... > 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

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City of Vancouver – Planner II - Requisition 7452
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... > read more
Urban Systems Ltd – Community Planner
We are in search of a Community Planner with a minimum of five years of experience to join our growing Saskatoon team. Our community planning area of practice has been one of the strongholds of the company... > read more
City of Vancouver – Issues Manager, Planning, Urban Design & Sustainability
The City of Vancouver is striving to become the greenest city in the world by 2020 and has set goals and priorities so that it can be a prosperous, sustainable, affordable, and inclusive place to live, play,... > read more