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 Honourary Membership & Life Member Designation - Call for Submissions Now Open
Attention PIBC members... Do you know of a distinguished individual outside the planning profession who has contributed significantly to planning or... > read more
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

Latest Jobs

District of North Vancouver – Planning Assistant 2 - Community Planning (12-Month Temporary Full-Time)
Stretching from Deep Cove in the east to the Capilano River Canyon in the west, the District of North Vancouver is characterized by innovative municipal government that maintains and enhances the quality of... > read more
District of Sechelt – Director of Planning and Development
District of Sechelt Director of Planning and Development    The District of Sechelt is seeking a progressive planner with strong leadership skills who is looking to take their career to the next... > read more
City of North Vancouver – Planner 1
The Planning & Development Department is looking for a regular full time Planner 1 to join their team.   Reporting to the Manager, Planning, you will utilize your skills in urban design,... > read more