This Act makes provision for licensing of Canada Land Surveyors and for the control of their conduct. Canada Lands Surveyor means a person who holds a commission granted under section 49. The Association of Canada Lands Surveyors is hereby continued under this Act. This Association is a body corporate consisting of a governing body and members. Its objects are: (a) to establish and maintain standards of qualifications for Canada Lands Surveyors; (b) to regulate Canada Lands Surveyors; (c) to establish and maintain standards of conduct, knowledge and skill among members of the Association and permit holders; (d) to govern the activities of members of the Association and permit holders; (e) to cooperate with other organizations for the advancement of surveying; and (f) to perform the duties and exercise the powers that are imposed or conferred on the Association by this Act (sects. 4 to 6). The Council shall appoint a Registrar for the purposes of this Act and shall maintain a register in which is recorded the name of every Canada Lands Surveyor and all other information required to be recorded by the regulations in that register (sect. 33). No person, other than a licence holder or a person acting under the direction of a licence holder, may engage in cadastral surveying on Canada Lands or on private lands in a territory (sect. 50). An applicant for a licence must hold a commission be a member of the Association. Subject to the approval of the Minister, the Council of the Association may make Regulations respecting a code of ethics for professional conduct, and other matters outlined in section 62.
Implemented by: Canada Lands Surveyors Regulations (SOR/99-142). (2016-10-12)
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