Land Surveyors

(NOC 2154)

Career Description

Land surveyors direct and conduct legal surveys to establish property boundaries, and prepare/maintain associated documents.

Duties May Include

Land surveyors perform some or all of the following duties:

Develop survey plans, methods and procedures for conducting legal surveys;

Plan, direct and supervise or conduct surveys to establish and mark legal boundaries of properties, parcels of lands, provincial and Canada Lands, aboriginal land claims, wellsites, mining claims, utility rights-of-way, roadways and highways;

Survey and lay out subdivisions for rural and urban development;

Determine precise locations using electronic distance measuring equipment and global positioning systems (GPS);

Analyze, manage and display data using geographic information systems (GIS) and computer-aided design and drafting (CAD);

Record all measurements and other information obtained during survey activities;

Prepare or supervise the preparation and compilation of all data, plans, charts, records and documents related to surveys of real property boundaries;

Certify and assume liability for surveys made to establish real property boundaries;

Advise, provide consultation and testify as an expert witness on matters related to legal surveys.

Examples of Titles

Landscape Surveyor
Legal Surveyor
Property Surveyor

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

Toronto Metropolitan University
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Advanced Applied Digital Geography and GIS Certificate; Advanced
Applied Digital Geography and GIS Certificate; Online
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University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Geomatics Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
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Concordia University
Montreal, Qu├ębec, CA

Related Program(s):
Geospatial Technologies (Cert) Certificate
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Western University
London, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Geographic Information Science (BSc) Bachelor; Honours
Geographic Information Science (BA) Bachelor; Honours
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Modified on January 26, 2022