Land Surveyor in a non-Canadian Jurisdiction
If you are a land surveyor in a non-Canadian jurisdiction, you may qualify as a Land Surveyor in Training in British Columbia and enter into a term of articles under a BC Land Surveyor for not less than 12 months and not more than 32 months. To qualify, you must have:
- a post-secondary graduation certificate with a degree in geomatics from an educational institution outside of Canada;
- an internationally accredited standards agency credential evaluation and transcript analysis certificate;
- proof of good standing in your current international professional land surveying body; and
- proof of two years experience in cadastral land surveying as a land surveyor.
The term of articles is a training period performing field and office work in British Columbia. During and after the term of articles, Land Surveyors in Training:
- regularly report their land surveying experience to the Association;
- complete professional examinations dealing with practical surveying and statutes and regulations affecting the practice of land surveying in British Columbia;
- submit three project reports; and
- attend a professional assessment interview before the Board of Management of the Association.
Successful completion of the professional assessment interview is the final step toward receiving a commission as a BC Land Surveyor.
If you are a land surveyor in a non-Canadian jurisdiction with the aforementioned qualifications, experience and other information, you may apply to become a Land Surveyor in Training in British Columbia.
For information on articling, examinations, project reports, and the professional assessment interview, please see the Land Surveyor in Training Handbook.