Urban and land use planners develop plans and recommend policies for managing land use, physical facilities and associated services for urban and rural areas and remote regions. They are employed by all levels of government, land developers, engineering and other consulting companies, or may work as private consultants. (National Occupational Classification)

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This occupation is not regulated in Manitoba but a voluntary designation is available through the Professional Standards Board for the Planning Profession in Canada (Canadian Institute of Planners) in collaboration with the Manitoba Professional Planners Institute.  A bachelor's degree in disciplines such as urban and regional planning, geography, architecture or engineering is required.  A master's degree may be required and membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners is often required. 

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Visit U of M's faculty and department homepage to learn about program application deadlines and processes, as well as additional in-house resources and opportunities. The University of Manitoba offers a graduate degree in City Planning, accredited by the Professional Standards Board. 

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