Canadian Institue Of Planners

Shaping our Communities
Sustaining Canada's Future.


Join the Institute

Join the Canadian Institute of Planners and become part of the Voice of Canadian Professional Planning!

Please check our membership chart for more information.
 

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.

How to use MCIP: For decades, MCIP has united planners across Canada, and we encourage you to proudly use your credentials on your business cards, email signatures, and LinkedIn profile. The MCIP should follow the designation used in your provincial/territorial jurisdiction, such as RPP, LPP and Urbaniste.
 

CIP strongly encourages all members to join their Provincial and Territorian Institutes and Associations (PTIA). For some categories of CIP membership, PTIA membership is a pre-requisite. If you have an interest in Canadian professional planning, but are not in the Planning field, you can enroll in CIP's subscriber program as a Public Subscriber or Professional Ally. 

Planners outside of Ontario or Quebec

Canadian professional planners, who practice outside of Ontario, Alberta or Quebec, are automatically members of CIP through their membership with their PTIA. Applying for membership with your local PTIA will automatically ensure membership with CIP.

Planners from Ontario, Québec, or outside of Canada

Professional planners from Ontario, Québec, or outside of Canada must apply for membership with CIP directly.

If you're an existing member of CIP, please advise us of any changes to your membership status or category via telephone or email
 

  • Apply to be a Member if you are a full, candidate, pre-candidate, non-practicing or retired member of Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI).
  • Apply to be a Member if you are a full, candidate, pre-candidate, non-practicing or retired member of the l’Ordre des urbanistes du Québec (OUQ).
  • Apply to be an International Member if you are a full, candidate, student, or retired member of American Planning Association (APA) or Planning Institute of Australia (PIA).