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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. (National Occupational Classification)
Find detailed information about the occupation, incl. typical duties and working conditions, in the links below:
- National Occupational Classification (NOC) - Canadian occupational description
- OCCinfo by alis - Alberta-based occupational information
- O*NET Online - U.S. occupational descriptions and information
- A Day in the Life of a Land Surveyor - The Princeton Review
- Sokanu - occupational videos and info (U.S.)
- Environmental Careers Organization (ECO) Canada - career profile: Survey Technician
- Interview: Land Surveyor - from StudyinCanada.com
- Surveyors and What We Do - Professional Surveyors Canada
- Careers in Oil & Gas (Canada): Land Surveyor (Licensed)
- Career Spotlight: What I do as a Land Surveyor
The University of Manitoba does not offer degrees in Surveying or Geomatics Engineering. Please select the links below to learn about training programs in Canada. If you are a University of Manitoba student who would like assistance in determining a degree path suits your unique occupational goals, speak with a Career Consultant.
Exploring Education Options
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- University & College Programs in Canada - Professional Surveyors Canada
- Accredited Programs (re. granting of exam exemptions) - Canadian Board of Examiners for Professional Surveyors
Labour market information
Labour market information informs users of supply and demand for specific occupations and sectors. It includes such things as salary and job outlook information. These resources support informed career decision making and job search efforts.
- Trend Analysis - Job Market Report (Winnipeg Region) - Gov. of Canada Job Bank
- Occupational Outlook Handbook- Job outlook for the U.S.
Professional associations organize events and directories, job postings, career and labour market information. Student membership opportunities are also available. This is a great way to learn and network.
- Professional Surveyors Canada
- Association of Manitoba Land Surveyors
- Association of Canada Land Surveyors
- Canadian Board of Examiners for Professional Surveyors
- American Surveyors & Mappers Council
Directories, Industry Associations, and Sector Councils
These resources provide industry news, labour market information and a list of potential employers. Remember, there are usually multiple industries worth exploring.
- Consulting Surveyors of Manitoba - member companies
- Association of Consulting Engineering Companies - Manitoba
- Winnipeg Construction Association - Members Directory (search via 'category' or 'expertise')
- Manitoba Environmental Industry Association
- Manitoba Construction Sector Council
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