Summary Planner, Urban And Regional in Canada
National Occupational Classification update
We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "planner, urban and regional" was moved from the group Urban and land use planners (NOC 2153) to the group Urban and land use planners (NOC 21202).
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Note that some information in this job profile is based on the 2016 version of the NOC.
Urban and land use planners develop plans and recommend policies for managing land use, physical facilities and associated services for urban and rural areas and remote regions. They are employed by all levels of government, land developers, engineering and other consulting companies, or may work as private consultants.
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This occupation usually requires a university degree (bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate).
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- Compile and analyze data on factors affecting land use
- Supervise and co-ordinate work of urban planning technicians and technologists
- Confer with appropriate authorities and interest groups to formulate and develop land use or community plans
- Prepare and recommend land development concepts and plans for zoning, subdivisions, transportation, public utilities, community facilities, parks, agricultural and other land uses
- Prepare plans for environmental protection
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