Construction Inspectors

(NOC 2264)


  • Completion of secondary school is required.
  • A college diploma in construction, civil engineering or architectural technology plus several years of related work experience or several years of experience as a qualified tradesperson in a construction trade, such as plumbing, carpentry or electrical trade are required.
  • Provincial certification in a skilled trade or as an engineering technologist is usually required.
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification is offered by the Canada Green Building Council and may be required by some employers.
  • Certification as a Construction Safety Officer (CSO) by provincially chartered associations may be required in provinces having such associations.
  • Home inspectors require a licence to practice in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia.

Degrees Associated with This Career


Useful Experience/Skills

Examine plans, drawings and site layouts
Inspect construction of building and engineering construction
Ensure compliance to drawings, specifications and building codes
Ensure electrical and plumbing installations meet government regulation
Enforce steel and concrete installation codes
Inspect construction of sewer systems and pipelines
Inspect to ensure that safe working conditions are maintained
Inspect existing buildings for structural defects and fire hazards
Inspect and provide reports on condition of new or resale homes

Algonquin College
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
General Arts and Science - Pre-Trades Certificate
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Red Deer Polytechnic
Red Deer, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Parts Technician Certificate; Apprenticeship
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Conestoga College
Kitchener, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Carpentry and Renovation Technician Diploma; Co-op
Carpentry and Renovation Technician Diploma
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Cambrian College
Sudbury, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Pre-Trades / Technology Certificate
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Modified on January 26, 2022