Presentation on theme: "Becoming a Surveyor. Offers opportunities for advancement to being a partner or owner of a firm Is very challenging and provides a high level of decision."— Presentation transcript:
Offers opportunities for advancement to being a partner or owner of a firm Is very challenging and provides a high level of decision making Requires a lot of knowledge and skill The Surveying Career
10 Geomatics positions are available for every Geomatics Engineer graduating in North America! Every Geomatics graduate from the University of Calgary has at least 2 job offers in hand! Jobs, Jobs, Jobs!
As an example, the average salary of an Alberta Land Surveyor is: $149,556 if sole proprietor or partner $111,809 if employee in a private practice $89,333 if in government 2004 Income and Benefits Survey by ALSA High Salaries
The minimum requirement for becoming a surveyor in Canada is to have achieved at least a college degree in survey technology from a Canadian college. Therefore, you can choose between the college route or the university route. Education
Trains students to: Function in a field surveying team Provide computer skills Provide CAD mapping skills College Diploma
Join the land surveying profession by applying for a commission with a professional surveying association –10 provincial associations –The Association of Canada Lands Surveyors (National Lands) Write a series of exams developed for your academic background What do I do with my surveying degree?
How to Become a Professional Surveyor Write Canadian Board of Examiners for Professional Surveyors (CBEPS) exams (up to 13 depending on academic background) CBEPS Certificate College or other University Graduate Write Provincial Association Professional Exams NationalProvincial Two years of Practical Experience CLS Commission ACLS License Practice Surveying Yes No Graduate in Geomatics Engineering at U. of C. Or U.N.B. with required electives Commission or Licence as a Land Surveyor in a Province Career Path Want to be a CLS? Articling Write CLS Professional Exams Provincial Association Membership/License
A federally enacted professional association for the Canada Lands Surveyor (CLS) Regulates the activities of over 620 members located across Canada who have expertise in all disciplines related to geomatics Association of Canada Lands Surveyors (ACLS)
CLSs are the only professionals authorized to perform cadastral surveying services on Canada Lands, which include: Yukon, Northwest Territories & Nunavut Federal Parks Aboriginal Reserves Offshore Photo courtesy of Rob Stirling, CLS The Canada Lands Surveyor (CLS)