Land surveyors

National Occupation Code (NOC): 2154  ยท  Browse All Occupations

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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.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Cadastral Surveyor
  • Canada Lands Surveyor
  • City Surveyor
  • Commissioned Land Surveyor
  • Country Surveyor
  • Land Survey Supervisor
  • Land Surveying Party Chief
  • Land Surveyor
  • Legal Surveyor
  • Pipeline Surveyor
  • Port Surveyor
  • Professional Land Surveyor
  • Property Surveyor
  • Provincial Land Surveyor
  • Railway Surveyor
  • Commissioned Land Surveyor
  • Land Surveyor
  • Legal Surveyor
  • Professional Land Surveyor
  • Property Surveyor
  • Land Surveyor

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for land surveyors.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree N/A
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate N/A
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma N/A
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma N/A
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level N/A
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above N/A
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree N/A
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Median Income by Sex

The following table details median income by sex for land surveyors.

Sex Median Income
Male $53,795
Female $53,995
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for land surveyors

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 0
25 to 34 years 10
35 to 44 years 10
45 to 54 years 25
55 to 64 years 15
65 to 74 years 10
75 years and over 0
Total 65
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Employment Type

This chart outlines regional employment participation by employment type for land surveyors. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 15
Part Time 55
Total 70
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Sex

This chart outlines regional employment participation by sex for land surveyors. Hover over a pie section to see the associated sex, or refer to the table below.

Sex Employed Individuals
Male 60
Female 10
Total 70
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Class of Worker

This chart outlines regional employment participation by class of worker for land surveyors. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 40
Self Employed 25
Total 65
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Labour Force Status

This chart outlines regional employment participation by labour force status for land surveyors. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 55
Unemployed 10
Total 65
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Education Level

This chart outlines regional employment participation by education level for land surveyors. Hover over a pie section to see the associated education level, or refer to the table below.

Education Level Individuals
No certificate, diploma or degree 0
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 10
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 0
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 30
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 0
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 30
Total 70
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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