Become a Student Member

Becoming a non-corporate Student Member of the Planning Institute of British Columbia is an excellent opportunity for post-secondary planning students to get connected with the planning profession, network with established professional planning practitioners, take advantage of the services and benefits of the Institute offered to Student Members, and build their future career in planning.

For a complete overview of the benefits of Student Membership please download the following Student Membership Information Sheet. [PDF]

Eligibility for Student Membership.

A Student Member is a post-secondary planning student who:

  • Is currently enrolled in a university planning school/program which is formally accredited by the Professional Standards Board (PSB) - the national assessment body that is recognized by the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP)/Planning Institute of British Columbia (PIBC). For information on which university planning schools/programs are currently recognized by the PSB, click here.
  • Agrees to abide by the Institute’s bylaws.

Student Membership includes equivalent joint membership with the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP).

Applying for Student Membership

Eligible students wishing to apply for Student Membership should download, complete and submit the following application form:

Membership Options for Other Students

Students enrolled in other schools or programs which are not CIP recognized Planning programs can join PIBC as non-corporate Public Subscriber. Becoming an Public Subscriber provides a connection to the profession and some, though not all, of the same benefits and services.

For more information in this section, please follow the links below: