Urban and land use planners prepare and recommend land development plans for urban and rural areas and remote regions.
A bachelor's degree in urban and regional planning, geography, architecture, engineering or a related discipline is required.
A master's degree in one of these disciplines may be required.
Membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners is usually required.
Membership in a provincial planning institute may be required in some provinces. In Quebec, they must be members of the Ordre professionnel des urbanistes du Québec.