Land surveyors

Land surveyors

NOC
2154

Conduct legal surveys to establish the location of property boundaries, contours and other natural or human-made features, and prepare and maintain drawings and documents.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Undetermined
Undetermined

3 Year Job Openings

9
 

Median Hourly Wage

N/A

Median Salary

$54,482
 

Typically Required

University

Employed

91
 

% Working Full Time

88%
 

% Working Full Year

53%
 
Job details

Full NOC 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 Duties

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
  • May supervise other land surveyors, and land survey technologists and technicians.

Also Known As

  • commissioned land surveyor
  • land surveyor
  • legal surveyor
  • professional land surveyor
  • property surveyor
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree in geomatics engineering or survey engineering or A college diploma in survey science or geomatics technology with additional academic credits and successful completion of equivalent examinations set by a regional board of examiners for land surveyors is required.
  • A one- to three-year articling period is required.
  • Successful completion of professional land surveyor examinations is required.
  • A federal or provincial land surveyor's licence is required.

Provincial Regulation

  • Provincially Regulated: Yes
  • Compulsory: Yes
  • Red Seal: No
  • Certified Interprovincial Mobility: Yes
Employment by Sex

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0.0%
Female
100.0%
Male
Employment by age

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13.3%
15-24
13.3%
25-34
26.7%
35-44
20.0%
45-54
13.3%
55-64
13.3%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

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0.0%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
12.5%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
0.0%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
43.8%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
43.8%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

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66.7%
Professional, scientific and technical services
20.0%
Public administration
13.3%
Construction
0.0%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

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11.80%
Northeast
29.40%
Southeast
17.60%
Southwest
23.50%
Central
17.60%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

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Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

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Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

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Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$54,482

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$54,695

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$54,482

Newfoundland

$71,647

Prince Edward Island

$51,795

Nova Scotia

$48,879

Canada

$65,397
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

9
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

1
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

9
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

43
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

15
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

26