Summary Land Surveyor in Canada
Find key facts and figures about working as a land surveyor. The following information is applicable to all Land surveyors (NOC 2154).
Land surveyors plan, direct and conduct legal surveys to establish the location of real property boundaries, contours and other natural or human-made features, and prepare and maintain cross-sectional drawings, official plans, records and documents pertaining to these surveys. They are employed by federal, provincial and municipal governments, private sector land surveying establishments, real estate development, natural resource, engineering and construction firms, or they may be self-employed.
University education usually required
Median wage in Canada
The job prospects vary across Canada depending on the province or territory.
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- Survey and lay out subdivisions for rural and urban development
- Determine precise locations using electronic distance measuring equipment
- Analyze, manage and display data using geographic information systems and computer-aided design and drafting
- Advise and provide consultation on matters related to legal surveys
- Certify and assume liability for surveys made to establish real property boundaries
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