I just caught some surveyors snooping around my backyard. When I confronted them, they said they had a right to be there. Is this true?

Section 6 of the Surveys Act does allow a surveyor, or a person in the surveyor's employ to enter and pass over the land of any person at any time, or to enter into a building, at a time suitable to the occupant. However, the surveyor is responsible for any damage resulting from his or her actions.

The AOLS recommends to its members that they attempt to contact the owner or occupant before entering a property. This is not always possible or practical, and the surveyor may have to complete the work without advising the owner. Surveyors or their employees are expected to identify themselves or provide contact information for the surveyor if requested to do so.