Canadian Institue Of Planners

Shaping our Communities
Sustaining Canada's Future.

Member Benefits

Join the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) and take advantage of a wide range of services and benefits,
which are always evolving to meet the needs of our members. 


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 also participates in international initiatives, such as the UN's Planners 4 Climate Action and in the UN-HABITAT, contributing Canadian professional planning perspectives.

Promoting Excellence in Planning

CIP enhances the profile of the planning profession and encourages the sharing of best practices through its many awards programs, including the Awards for Planning Excellence, the President's Awards, and CIP's top honour for planning professionals, the College of Fellows. 

Professional Development 

Advance your career by accessing Careers in Planning, CIP’s job board and career site, or participating in the professional learning and networking initiatives. Members also have access to the Professional Learning HUB, which offers on-demand webinar records and resources, at no additional cost.

Relevant News and Publications 

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 funding scholarships to support planning students. Find out more about Canada's national charitable organization for planning students, the CIP/ICU Planning Student Trust Fund



Benefit                       Savings
Free Plan Canada Magazine Subscription  (quarterly)       $73.50 + taxes (for Canadian residents)
Free subscription to the Zoning Trilogy  Valued at $99 + taxes 
Professional Liability insurance Group rate
National conference and online learning programs Discounted rates
Professional Learning HUB Priceless!
Home and Auto Group insurance Group rate
MCIP Seal Rubber stamp: $75 + taxes
Metal desk seal: $150 + taxes
A Kid's Guide to Building Great Communities Member perk!
Professional Practice Manual Member perk!