Oct 29, 2021

Land surveying workforce deficit

Ontario Land Surveyors, Survey Technicians, and Survey Technologists are in demand in Ontario. In fact, there is a global deficit of professional and technical-level personnel in the land surveying industry.


The Association of Ontario Land Surveyors (AOLS) asked 163 firms whose staff are members of the AOLS, and 32 government agencies employing Ontario Land Surveyors about their hiring needs.


With a 40% return, the results suggest there is a short and long-term need of licensed land surveyors and technical teams consisting of technicians and technologists. There are over 60 vacancies for licensed Ontario Land Surveyors and over 300 vacancies for technical staff today. That need is expected to increase and demand will remain strong for the foreseeable future.


The Association of Ontario Land Surveyors (AOLS) was established in 1892. It is a self-governing association, responsible for the licensing and governance of professional land surveyors under the authority of the Surveyors Act.


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