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:

University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Geomatics Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Geomatics Bachelor; Honours
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Carleton University
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Geomatics (BA) Bachelor; Honours
Geomatics (BSc) Bachelor; Honours
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University of New Brunswick - Saint John
Saint John, New Brunswick, CA

Related Program(s):
Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering Bachelor; University Transfer
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Lakehead University - Thunder Bay
Thunder Bay, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Geography Bachelor; Honours
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Edmonton, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Geomatics Engineering Technology Diploma
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Modified on May 19, 2012