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

Call for Volunteer Expressions of Interest: PIBC 60th Anniversary Planning West Guest Co-Editors
In celebration of PIBC's 60th anniversary this year, PIBC and the 60th Anniversary Committee is looking for up to 2 Volunteer Guest Co-Editors... > 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

Planning Institute of BC – 60th Anniversary – Project Assistant (Part Time / Contractor)
As PIBC marks it’s 60th anniversary in 2018, we are looking for a temporary, part-time contract Project Assistant: an incredibly organized, independent, creative and multi-talented person to assist us in... > read more
City of Delta – Planner 2
Would you like to be part of a vibrant local government organization that deals with a wide range of contemporary planning issues?  Do you have expertise in policy related to housing, urban design,... > read more
BC Public Service – Licensed Section Head
BC Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development Fort St John, Dawson Creek, or Fort Nelson Licensed Section Head Salary $67,495.11 - $84,301.57 annually The preferred location... > read more