Knowledge. Experience. Insight.

Planners are involved in a variety of activities and sectors, addressing issues concerning natural heritage conservation, housing, transportation and infrastructure, commercial development, renewable energy, built heritage and more, while working with and often managing a range of other professionals. Planners advise a range of clients, groups and individuals including community groups, politicians and municipalities, developers and businesses. In their work, a Planner must consider demographic issues, such as social, cultural and economic considerations, as well as regulatory compliance and land use policy, which often includes participation and facilitation with members of the public and the various municipal authorities.

Becoming a Registered Professional Planner (RPP) requires a University degree, usually in Planning or a related discipline. In addition, a minimum of two years practical experience in a Land Use Planning environment is typically required. After this, the professional governing body requires candidates to pass written examinations to prove their knowledge of the ‘Professional Code of Practice’, and specifically matters concerning the public interest, professional responsibility and ethics.

Planning is a relatively unique profession, as the outcomes of a professional planner’s work affects everyone and has long-term impacts on our communities and the spaces around us: planners carry with them a big responsibility!

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Ontario Professional Planners Institute

You can explore your interest in land use and urban planning at various Universities. We wish you well with your career choice.

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