Since 1970, our rigorous and well-focused two-year Master of Planning (M.PL.) program allows our students to develop the knowledge and skills they require to become leaders in the planning field and to meet the challenges of a rapidly evolving urban environment.
In high school, you should work hard in language arts, mathematics, geography, social studies, computers and fine arts. At university, you can go directly into a Bachelor's degree related to planning such as geography, economics, political science, engineering or environmental studies. Many planners also have a Master's degree in planning - typically a two-year program which accepts students out of planning or related undergraduate programs.
Many planners belong to the Canadian Institute of Planners and have the designation "MCIP", or Member of the Canadian Institute of Planners, after their name. Members of CIP also belong to affiliated provincial associations who provide services to members locally and provincially. In some provinces, there are separate licensing requirements for planners.
To obtain more information about a career in planning please contact CIP at:
116 Albert Street, Suite 80, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5G3
Phone: (800) 207-2138 or (613) 237-PLAN - Fax: (613) 237-7045
Website: http://www.cip-icu.ca - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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