Proposed amendments to the Canada Lands Surveyors Act were initiated in 2012.
The proposal would modernize the Act by
- Improving the complaints and discipline processes through greater transparency;
- Transferring administrative responsibilities from Regulations to By-laws;
- Aligning with Labour mobility provisions with the Canadian Free Trade Agreement;
- Amend incompatibilities between the English and French versions of the Act.
All through the years 2017 to early 2020, the ACLS By-laws and Legislations Committee and some members of the NRCan Surveyor General Branch staff worked on preparing a working document explaining the modifications to the Act that the Committee thinks are necessary to address the topics listed above.
The project is now in the hands of the Federal Government for next steps, which will not involve any more discussions with the ACLS.
The proposed amendments are summarized in a PowerPoint file that you can consult by clicking
If you have questions or concerns, please send an e-mail to me at:
I will convey any input from the membership to the ACLS Council.