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

Registration Now Open! PIBC 2018 Annual Conference: The Game Plan (Victoria, BC)
Registration is now open - Join us! Join us in beautiful Victoria, BC, for the PIBC 2018 Annual Conference: The Game Plan! The upcoming... > read more
PIBC 2018 Membership Online Renewal Information
Attention PIBC members! It's that time of year again. 2018 Membership Renewals are issued and were due by Jan. 2, 2018. Below is information to... > read more
PIBC 2018 Spring CPL Webinar Series - Call for Proposals
Call for Proposals - Innovations in Affordable Market Housing Proudly Sponsored by BC Housing The 2018 Spring CPL Webinar Series features three... > read more

Latest Jobs

City of Kelowna – Planner II
Plan Kelowna’s future! Kelowna’s Community Planning Department is responsible for excellence in city planning by ensuring safe, responsible and sustainable growth and development.  We play a critical role... > read more
Cowichan Valley Regional District – Senior Planner - Long Range Planning
Position: A temporary full time (up to two years) Senior Planner position is available in the Land Use Services Department at the Cowichan Valley Regional District. Reporting to the Manager, Community Planning... > read more
District of Saanich - Planning Dept – Planner 1 - Community Planning
The District of Saanich is one of the four core municipalities within the Capital Regional District. The community is home to 114,000 citizens and is comprised of urban, suburban and rural areas, and 12... > read more