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Land surveyors

Does analyzing data and working outdoors sound perfect to you? Oversee surveys that determine real property and land boundaries to develop plans and zoning documents for a wide range of building projects.

 
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Description

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.

Main tasks

  • 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.

Training

UNIVERSITY PROGRAM

Geodesy (surveying)

More information

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This trade is in highest demand in these regions:

  • Bas-St-Laurent
  • Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
  • Capitale-Nationale
  • Mauricie
  • Estrie
  • Montréal
  • Outaouais
  • Abitibi-Témiscamingue
  • Chaudière-Appalaches
  • Laurentides
  • Montérégie
  • Grande région de Québec
  • Grande région de Montréal

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