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 Announces Winners of 2019 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 Awards for... > read more
PIBC Welcomes New Board of Directors (2019-2021)
Elections for PIBC's Board of Directors were held in conjunction with the 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM) on May 8th, 2019. Sincere thanks to all... > 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 Dawson Creek – 2019-30 City Planner
The City of Dawson Creek is looking for a full time Planner position reporting to the Development Services Manager, or designate, and will be responsible for processing a range of development applications and... > read more
District of Mission – Planner
Our Planning Division of the Development Services Department is seeking a dynamic individual to join our multi-disciplinary team. As a mid-level professional Planner, you are engaged in a variety of planning... > read more
City of Vancouver – Planner II (City Wide & Regional Planning, Regulation Policy)
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