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.

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 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
2017 Continuous Professional Learning (CPL) Reporting
All Certified Members of PIBC are required to complete and report their Continuous Professional Learning (CPL) activities for 2017 CPL activities by... > read more

Latest Jobs

Vancouver Fraser Port Authority – Senior Planner
BE PART OF THE TEAM THAT BRINGS THE WORLD TOGETHER.   Employment Opportunity: Senior Planner (2 Year Term)   Want to work in an exciting environment with some of the most talented people in... > read more
Vancouver Fraser Port Authority – Manager, Planning (Repost)
BE PART OF THE TEAM THAT BRINGS THE WORLD TOGETHER.  Career Opportunity:  Manager, Planning Want to work in an exciting environment with some of the most talented people in Canada?  Join... > read more
Fraser Valley Regional District – Planner 1 (2018-04) & Planning Technician (2018-05)
The Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD) is comprised of six member municipalities and eight Electoral Areas, each containing numerous unique communities, cultures and landscapes.  The FVRD is one of... > read more