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 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 elections for positions on the PIBC... > 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
PIBC 2019 Annual Student Conference Funding - Apply Today!
Applications are now being accepted for PIBC's 2019 Annual Student Conference Funding. Interested, eligible PIBC Student members are encouraged to... > read more

Latest Jobs

Mitchell Group – Development Coordinator
Position: Development Coordinator Job Type: Full Time, Monday - Friday Salary: Excellent compensation package offered including benefits    The Mitchell Group is a family owned... > read more
District of Sooke – Summer Student Intern (Planning)
Located on the south-western tip of Vancouver Island, BC, Sooke has a sheltered harbor, and is a scenic forty-five-minute drive from BC's capital city, Victoria. As a part of a temperate rainforest, the Sooke... > read more
City of North Vancouver – Deputy Director, Planning and Development
We are the urban core of the beautiful North Shore with convenient access to major regional and global centers. As a west coast community of 50,000 and an award winning municipality, we have a long-term vision... > read more