Job requirements Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician in British Columbia
Find out what you typically need to work as a geographic information systems (GIS) technician in British Columbia. These requirements are applicable to all Technical occupations in geomatics and meteorology (NOC 22214).
This is what you typically need for the job.
- Completion of secondary school is required.
- Geomatics technologists and technicians require completion of a college program in geomatics, cartography, photogrammetry, aerial survey, remote sensing, geographic information system (GIS) or geomatics.
- In Quebec, membership in the regulatory body for professional technologists is required to use the title ''Professional Technologist''.
- Meteorological technicians require completion of a one-year meteorological technician program provided by the Meteorological Service of Canada.
- Further specialized training is available for meteorological technicians, and may be required by some employers.
Professional certification and licensingBritish Columbia
You might need to get a professional licence from a regulatory authority before you can start working. Licensing can be compulsory or voluntary, depending on the occupation.
- If the licence is compulsory, you must be certified before you can practise the occupation and use the professional designation.
- If the licence is voluntary, you don’t need to be certified to practise this occupation.
Find out if your occupation is regulated and contact the regulatory authority to learn about the certification process.
Do you want to work in another province or territory?
If you are already certified to work in a regulated occupation in your province or territory, it will be easier for you to have your certification recognized in another province or territory. See the Workers Mobility's website to learn more.
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