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 2019 Awards Call For Submissions & Nominations - Now Open!
Deadline: 4:00 PM (Pacific) on Monday, February 11, 2019. Help us recognize the best in planning in BC and the Yukon! The call for award submissions... > read more
Annual Conference: The 2019 BC Land Summit: Collaborations & Connections - Extra Early Registration Now Open!
Register Now & Save Even More! Just in time for the holidays, we have now launched Extra Early registration for next year's annual conference -... > read more
PIBC 2019 Membership Online Renewal Information
Attention PIBC members! It's that time of year again... 2019 Membership Renewals are Now Underway & are Due by: Jan. 2nd, 2019. Below is... > read more

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