Canadian Institue Of Planners

Shaping our Communities
Sustaining Canada's Future.


Member Benefits

Since its inception in 1919, CIP has been the voice of planning in Canada. The professional designation ‘MCIP’, denotes Member of the Canadian Institute of Planners, and is widely recognized in Canada as a requirement for many employers at home and abroad. 

As a member of CIP you demonstrate a commitment to the profession and planning best practices. CIP advocates for planners nationally and internationally, and provides membership services that help planners advance in their careers. Membership with CIP also provides opportunities for networking and knowledge transfer.

CIP's member benefits are always evolving to meet the needs of our members. Presently, benefits include:

MCIP® - Show Your Pride 

MCIP® is a registered trademark of the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP). Only individuals who have met all the professional requirements of their Provincial and Territorial Institute and Association (PTIA), and are members in good standing with their PTIA and CIP, are permitted to use MCIP in their professional title.


Advocating for the Planning Profession Nationally and Internationally

CIP advocates on behalf of planners to government and stakeholders on a national level in order to influence policy decisions. CIP participates in international initiatives, providing a strong presence for Canadian planners abroad.


Promoting the Value of Planning

CIP promotes the value of planning and understanding of its role in society through public campaigns like the Great Places in Canada contest and participation in the World Town Planning Day online conference. CIP also develops lasting partnerships with like-minded organizations in order to develop shared initiatives that benefit practicing planners.  

Promoting Excellence in Planning

CIP enhances the profile of the planning profession and encourages the sharing of best practices through its many awards programs. 


Professional Development 

Advance your career by taking advantage of CIP’s job board postings, or participating in the discounted professional learning units offered through CIP’s national conference. CIP also provides opportunities for planners to fast-track their careers through its volunteering and networking initiatives.


Relevant News and Publications 

CIP produces a wide range of member publications to address the different needs of our members. Members have access to newsletters, publications, online journals and other resources, in addition to Plan Canada, CIP’s quarterly planning magazine.


Support for Students 

CIP invests in the future of planning by providing a variety of scholarships to support planning students.



Benefit                       Savings
Free Plan Canada Subscription        $73.50 + taxes (for Canadian residents)
Free subscription to the Zoning Trilogy  $99+ taxes 
Professional Liability insurance Group rate
Home and Auto Group insurance Group rate
Term Life and Personal Accident insurance Group rate
Perkopolis Discount on various products and services
MCIP Seal Official CIP stamp
Rubber: $50+taxes
Metal: $150+taxes
A Kid's Guide to Building Great Communities Member perk!
Professional Practice Manual Member perk!
Discounts at conference Member perk!
Flight Centre Member perk!