International Land Surveyors

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.

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.

Alternately, you may qualify with a Certificate of Completion from the Canadian Board of Examiners for Professional Surveyors (CBEPS). The CBEPS Certificate of Completion is proof of academic qualification in land surveying. Detailed information is available on the CBEPS website.

During the term of articles, a Land Surveyor in Training receives practical training and experience in core knowledge areas and must develop key land surveying competencies.

Before receiving a commission as a BC Land Surveyor, a Land Surveyor in Training must successfully complete a Professional Examination covering both practical surveying and statutes and regulations, field project reports and a Professional Assessment Interview before the Board of Examiners.

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 more information on articling, examinations, project reports, and the professional assessment interview, please see ABCLS Board Policies 6.4 and  6.11