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 Office Hours - Closure
Please be advised that the PIBC office will be closed between Friday April 19th until Monday, April 22nd, in observance of the Easter Long Weekend.... > read more
PIBC 2019 AGM & Board of Directors Elections - Online Voting Now Open
In accordance with the bylaws of the Planning Institute of British Columbia (PIBC), the Institute is holding the 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM) on... > read more
Annual Conference: The 2019 BC Land Summit: Collaborations & Connections - Registration & Preliminary Program Available Online
Registration and Full Preliminary Program Now Online! Registration and the full preliminary program for this year's annual conference - the 2019 BC... > read more

Latest Jobs

City of Coquitlam – Planner 2 (PRC)
Planner 2    1 Regular Full Time   The City of Coquitlam is the sixth largest city in BC, home to more than 150,000 residents.  Our municipality continues to grow through innovative urban... > read more
District of North Saanich – Planner
District of North Saanich Planner$43.48 - $46.10 per hour (2019 rates) The District of North Saanich invites applications for the full-time position of Planner. Under the direction of the Director of... > read more
Cowichan Valley Regional District – General Manager, Land Use Services
General Manager - Land Use Services Majestic mountains, the rugged West Coast Trail, serene lakes and one of the world’s tallest free-standing timber rail trestles all lie in the picturesque Cowichan... > read more