Assessors

(NOC 1314)
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Career Description

Assessors, valuators and appraisers determine the value of land, businesses, estates and other real property, for purposes of sale, purchase, taxation or disposal of assets. Appraisers also determine the value of personal and household items.

Duties May Include


  • Assess value of land, building, structures, machinery, equipment and property improvements for purposes of taxation, grants and regional planning and prior to sale or purchase
  • Review and analyze data such as past sales, title searches, engineering and alignment maps, soil maps, subdivision plans, water and sewer plans, leasing cost data and easements
  • Explain assessment process to ratepayers.
  • Assessors may specialize in advising and consulting in a specific field of assessment such as residential, commercial, industrial, institutional or farm lands.
  • Collect and analyze financial records of a business, such as financial statements, budgets, projections and sales data, to assess its competitiveness or to estimate its market value
  • Prepare reports for estate planning, matrimonial litigation, insurance and business losses
  • Appear as an expert witness before courts, security regulators and other regulatory boards and commissions.
  • Appraise value of property, building, industrial and commercial machinery and equipment and personal and household items
  • Prepare appraisal reports for lending agencies, insurance companies, government departments, courts, attorneys, creditors, buyers or auctioneers.
  • Appraisers may specialize in a specific type of appraisal such as real estate appraisal.

Here are some schools that have programs related to this career:

Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University)
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Business Decision Analysis Certificate
Economics and Finance Certificate; Online
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Conestoga College
Kitchener, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Business - Insurance Diploma
Business - Insurance Diploma; Co-op
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Modified on April 06, 2022