Land Surveyors Salary Canada

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Average Land Surveyor’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Land Surveyors.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 2154.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: land surveyor, property surveyor and legal surveyor.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Edmonton, Alberta at $46.05 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Ontario at $25.60 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $55,000 – $70,000.

Employment prospects for land surveyors are good in Canada. The government forecasts that there will be too few job seekers to fill job vacancies in this profession for the near future.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Land Surveyors in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta*20.0043.0864.902015
Edmonton – Alberta*28.0046.0557.052015
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia19.0031.0048.00 2014
Winnipeg – Manitoba 18.56 32.3066.28 2011
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1) 18.0029.4850.962014
Halifax – Nova Scotia(1)15.9430.1243.972014
Toronto – Ontario17.0025.6043.592014
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario17.0025.6043.592014
Ottawa – Ontario17.0025.6043.592014
London – Ontario(1)17.0025.6043.592014
Prince Edward Island
Montreal – Quebec(1)18.6234.0040.462014
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan(1)23.7631.9043.962013


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Surveying and setting out subdivisions for rural and urban development
›› Determining exact locations using electronic distance measuring equipment and global positioning systems (GPS)
›› Analysing and displaying data using geographic information systems (GIS) and computer-aided design and drafting (CADD)

Currently, this occupation is an eligible occupation for express entry immigration with the federal skilled worker permanent resident visa.

Comparison with employment group

The 2016 full-time average hourly wage rate for professional occupations in natural and applied sciences, which includes land surveyors, is $38.46. The 2016 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,500, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $78,000.

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