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Canada Lands Surveyors Act (S.C. 1998, c. 14)

Act current to 2020-11-17

Duties and Powers of Members (continued)

Marginal note:Evidence to be put into writing

 All evidence produced at a hearing before a licence holder under section 44 shall be

  • (a) put into writing; and

  • (b) read to the witness by whom it is given and affirmed by the witness and the licence holder.

Marginal note:Permit required

 No licence holder shall provide cadastral surveying services as an employee of an entity unless the entity holds a permit.

Marginal note:Certification of documents and drawings

 Members of the Association must certify their documents and drawings in accordance with the regulations.

Commissions

Marginal note:Commission under the Canada Lands Surveys Act

 Every person who, on the coming into force of this section, holds a commission granted under the Canada Lands Surveys Act is deemed to be a Canada Lands Surveyor who holds a commission granted under section 49.

Marginal note:Who may be granted commission

  •  (1) The Association may grant a commission to any person who has been recommended by the Board of Examiners under section 23.

  • Marginal note:Cancelling for fraud

    (2) The Association shall cancel a commission if it finds that the holder has obtained it fraudulently.

  • Marginal note:When commission cannot be granted

    (3) A person whose commission has been cancelled pursuant to subsection (2) may not be granted a new commission.

Licences

Marginal note:Cadastral surveying

 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.

Marginal note:Other surveying

 No member of the Association, other than a member who is a licence holder or who is acting under the direction of a licence holder, may engage in surveying on Canada Lands or private lands in a territory.

Marginal note:Conditions for licence

 An applicant for a licence must

  • (a) hold a commission;

  • (b) be a member of the Association;

  • (c) have experience and practical training in surveying totalling at least two years during the previous five years; and

  • (d) comply with the licensing requirements prescribed by the regulations and by-laws.

Marginal note:Issuance of licence

 The Registrar may issue a licence to any person who applies for a licence and complies with the requirements of this Act.

Marginal note:Revocation of licence

 The Registrar may revoke a licence for non-payment of any fee or levy prescribed by the by-laws after giving the licence holder at least two months written notice of the default and intention to revoke.

Marginal note:Application for new licence

  •  (1) A person whose licence has been revoked for professional misconduct or incompetence may, any time after two years after the date of the revocation, apply in writing to the Registrar, in accordance with the regulations, for a new licence.

  • Marginal note:Reference to Discipline Committee

    (2) The Registrar shall refer every application made under subsection (1) to the Discipline Committee.

Liability Insurance

Marginal note:Liability insurance required

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2) and the regulations, every member of the Association who engages in surveying must be insured against professional liability.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (2) Subsection (1) does not apply in respect of a member of the Association who is employed by Her Majesty in right of Canada or a province or by an agent of Her Majesty in either of those rights.

  • Marginal note:Arrangements for insurance

    (3) The Association may enter into arrangements respecting insurance against professional liability for its members.

  • Marginal note:Levies

    (4) The Association may prescribe levies to be paid by members of the Association in respect of arrangements entered into under subsection (3).

Permits

Marginal note:Permit required

 No entity, other than a permit holder, may provide cadastral surveying services on Canada Lands or private lands in a territory.

Marginal note:Issuance of permit

 The Registrar may issue a permit to an entity that applies for a permit in accordance with the regulations.

Marginal note:Revocation for non-payment of fees

 The Registrar may revoke a permit for non-payment of any fee or levy prescribed by the by-laws after giving the permit holder at least two months written notice of the default and intention to revoke.

Marginal note:Revocation for lack of licence

 The Registrar may revoke a permit if the permit holder no longer has a partner, associate or employee who holds a licence and who is capable of personally supervising and directing cadastral surveys.

Marginal note:Application for new permit

  •  (1) An entity whose permit has been revoked for professional misconduct or incompetence may, any time after two years after the date of the revocation, apply in writing to the Registrar, in accordance with the regulations, for a new permit.

  • Marginal note:Reference to Discipline Committee

    (2) The Registrar shall refer every application made under subsection (1) to the Discipline Committee.

Regulations

Marginal note:Council may make regulations

 Subject to the approval of the Minister, the Council may make regulations respecting

  • (a) a code of ethics for professional conduct;

  • (b) the composition of committees established under this Act and the rules, practices and procedures of those committees;

  • (c) the duties and powers of the Registrar;

  • (d) the maintenance of records by the Association in respect of members of the Association, Canada Land Surveyors and permit holders, and the inspection of those records;

  • (e) applications for membership in the Association and the renewal and reinstatement of memberships in the Association;

  • (f) applications for admission as a candidate for a commission, the requirements of candidates, the cancellation of a candidacy, appeals of decisions, the granting of commissions, and the use of the titles “Canada Lands Surveyor” and “arpenteur des terres du Canada”;

  • (g) the examination of candidates for a commission;

  • (h) applications for licences and permits and their issuance and renewal, and the reinstatement of licences and permits;

  • (i) the terms and conditions under which members of the Association and their employers must have insurance against professional liability;

  • (j) the exemption of members of the Association, and their employers, from the requirement to be insured in respect of professional liability;

  • (k) the requirement for members of the Association to inform the Registrar of claims against them for professional liability;

  • (l) conflict of interest respecting surveying activities and the definition of conduct that constitutes a conflict of interest;

  • (m) the issuing and ownership of seals, the certification of documents and drawings by members of the Association, and the form of statements of responsibility, seals and signatures;

  • (n) the procedures to be followed by the Association in reviewing the surveying activities of members of the Association to ensure the maintenance of minimum standards of surveying;

  • (o) the investigation of complaints, the procedures of the Complaints Committee and the Discipline Committee and the hearing of allegations of professional misconduct or incompetence;

  • (p) the definition of professional misconduct and incompetence for the purposes of this Act; and

  • (q) any matter necessary for the purposes of carrying out this Act.

Offences

Marginal note:Unlawful use of words or conduct

 Every person, other than a Canada Lands Surveyor, who

  • (a) uses the title “Canada Lands Surveyor” or “arpenteur des terres du Canada”, or any addition to or abbreviation of that title, or any words, name or designation that leads to the belief that the person is a Canada Lands Surveyor, or

  • (b) advertises or purports, in any way or by any means, to be a Canada Lands Surveyor,

is guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding $10,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months, or to both.

 
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