Job Opportunities


Surveyor General Branch

The Surveyor General of Canada would appreciate it if you would share this employment opportunity with your members.

We are pleased to inform you that the Surveyor General Branch at Natural Resources Canada is looking for a dynamic individual to fill a Senior Management position at the EN-SUR-05 level in Ottawa and potentially other similar positions in the future.

If you have the right to practice as a land surveyor in any Canadian jurisdiction, and are interested in working with an organization that develops leadership skills, fosters teamwork, and supports creativity and innovation, then we invite you to express your interest by applying through the GC Jobs site.

Position: Assistant Director – East – (ENSUR-05)

Location : Ottawa

Annual Salary: ($118,016 – $142,310)

See: Assistant Director – East – EN-SUR-05




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Employment opportunities in Management Surveyor General Branch, Natural Resources 

The Surveyor General Branch at Natural Resources Canada is looking for dynamic individuals for two and possibly three positions. If you have the right to practice as a land surveyor in any Canadian jurisdiction, and are interested in working with an organization that develops leadership skills, fosters teamwork, and supports creativity and innovation, then please view the additional information at the following links:


Director and Deputy Surveyor General, North


Location: Whitehorse, YT or Yellowknife, NT.


($122,154 – $156,959)


Director and Deputy Surveyor General, North – ENSUR-06



Program Manager, Cadastral Information Service


Location : Ottawa


($118,016 – $142,310)


Program Manager, Cadastral Information Service – ENSUR-05.


This competition may be used to staff an anticipatory position in Ottawa.


Please carefully review each poster since there are important differences in what is expected in your submission. Please share with friends and colleagues that may be interested by these positions.

Jean Gagnon

Surveyor General (Canada Lands) / Arpenteur général (Terres du Canada)


Coordinator, Crown Land Surveys


Organization: Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

Division: Mapping and Information Resources Branch

City: Peterborough

Job Term: 1 Permanent

Job Code: PSV20 – Surveying PM-20

Salary: $84,331.00 – $127,542.00 Per Year Understanding the job ad – definitions

Posting Status: Open

Job ID: 139713


Attention: Land Surveyors!

Challenge your surveying career by joining the Office of the Surveyor General as Coordinator, to manage the Crown Land Surveys Unit while making a meaningful contribution to Crown title integrity and Indigenous Land Claims.


About the Location:

Whether you choose to live footsteps from downtown or on a serene lake, Peterborough and the Kawarthas offer a number of affordable housing options without long commute times. With ample recreational activities, cultural experiences, year-round entertainment options and unique restaurants, there’s something for everyone. Peterborough is also home to Trent University, Fleming College and a new 500 bed hospital for all your health care needs. To discover more about what Peterborough has to offer please visit: The City of Peterborough


About the Mapping and Information Resources Branch: The Branch is an essential partner in the management of Ontario’s natural resources. We ensure decisions are supported by the best available data and advice through leadership in Crown land surveying, mapping and information management. The Office of the Surveyor General oversees all legal descriptions used to issue surface and mineral rights on Ontario Crown land, land claims settlements and regulatory control on land development and use.


PLEASE NOTE: Consideration will be given to licensed land surveyors from other jurisdictions in Canada or those capable of obtaining a license in Ontario within the first 6 months of employment.


What can I expect to do in this role?


As the Crown Land Surveys Coordinator you will;

Manage the Crown Land Surveys unit which is responsible for organizing and directing the

installation and maintenance of provincial Crown surveys

Provide expert advice on survey matters to the survey industry, government departments and agencies • Manage the planning and delivery of the Crown Land Survey program including: administration of repository of Crown survey records; activities of staff and private sector surveyors

Coordinate the review of all Crown land surveys and plans undertaken by government and private surveyors to ensure that statutory requirements and quality standards are met

Act as the Ministry expert on cadastral surveys regarding the technical and legal requirements of surveys and plans


Why work for the Ontario Public Service?

The Ontario Public Service (OPS) is committed to being an employer of first choice, creating a positive and inclusive work environment. We offer:

A defined benefit pension plan

Maternity and parental leave top-up benefits which includes adoptive parents

Comprehensive Health Plan

Life and Disability insurance

Flexible work arrangements

Collegial and professional work culture

Career growth and development opportunities across multiple business areas

We provide on-the-job training to support your success in the role.


The OPS has been recognized as a top employer. We are proud to have been acknowledged as one of:

Canada’s Best Diversity Employers

Greater Toronto’s Top Employers

Canada’s Greenest Employers

Canada’s Top Employers for Young People


How do I qualify?


Mandatory Requirements:

You are a licensed Cadastral Ontario Land Surveyor in good standing with the Association of Ontario Land Surveyors or have the ability to obtain a license within the first six months of employment (e.g. Licensed members from other Canadian jurisdictions).

You have a valid class G driver’s license or equivalent as recognized by the Province of Ontario.


Leadership Skills:

You have experience providing strategic direction, guidance and coaching to staff and/or project teams. • You have experience fostering an environment of high performance, learning, growth and continuous improvement.

You can engage team members in a positive and inclusive work environment, promoting innovation and creativity.

You have experience developing and implementing practical solutions to unique and complex issues.

You have demonstrated skills in managing financial budgets and human resources, including labour relations issues.


Technical Expertise:

You have thorough knowledge of theories, principles and practices of cadastral land surveying, land management and related legislation, case law and technological trends with focus on public lands.

You have knowledge of the surveys Act and the survey-related portions of the Mining Act, Land Titles Act and the Registry Act in order to interpret the legislation and recommend amendments.

You have knowledge of the Surveyors General’s responsibilities to decide on statutory issues related to compliance with legislation (i.e. Surveyor’s Act, Surveys Act, and Public Lands Act).

You have knowledge of computer concepts, information, surveying and drafting technology to improve surveying methods and procedures. Communication, Stakeholder and Relationship Management Skills: • You have interpersonal skills to deal with staff, clients and the general public.

You have sound communication skills to liaise with all levels of government, surveyors and lawyers and to make presentations.

You have advanced writing skills to prepare minister letters, briefing notes, professional reports, policies and proposed legislation.


Project Management Skills:

You have demonstrated project management experience, time management and planning skills to coordinate human, financial and material resources to achieve program objectives.

You have the skills and experience to plan, develop and manage various projects and initiatives and ensure they are completed within set timeframes.

You have knowledge of budgetary and financial processes to prepare, implement fiscal and performance budgets, multi-year and annual work plans, and monitor/report on budget allocations.

You can analyze and interpret findings and make appropriate decisions. Planning, Coordination and make appropriate decisions.


Analytical Skills:

You have judgment and problem-solving skills to interpret and apply policies, acts, and regulations in a fair and consistent manner.

You have analytical skills to identify program needs and adapt methods to meet the demands.


Additional Information

Address: • 1 Permanent, 300 Water St,, Peterborough, East Region

Compensation Group: Management Compensation Plan Understanding the job ad – definitions Schedule: 6

Category: Lands and Resources


Posted on: Monday, October 28, 2019

How to apply:

You must apply online.

Your cover letter and resume combined should not exceed five (5) pages. For tips and tools on how to write a concise cover letter and resume, review the Writing a Cover Letter and Resume: Tips, Tools and Resources.

Customize your cover letter and resume to the qualifications listed on the job ad. Using concrete examples, you must show how you demonstrated the requirements for this job. We rely on the information you provide to us.

Read the job description to make sure you understand this job.

OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying.

If you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please Contact Us to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours.


All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee’s exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.


Remember: The deadline to apply is Friday, November 15, 2019 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted. We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.


The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation is available under the Ontario Human Rights Code.