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Association of Ontario Land Surveyors

The Association of Ontario Land Surveyors (AOLS) is the governing body for land surveyors in Ontario. The Office of the Fairness Commissioner (OFC) oversees the registration practices of the association to ensure that they are transparent, objective, impartial and fair for anyone who wants to practise as a land surveyor in this province.

Registration Practices Assessment Report, 2014

This summary of the assessment includes recommendations for improvement.

Reports / Applications

2014

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2014

Applications to Practise Processed by the AOLS in 2014
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received120113026
Applicants who became members100405

2013

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2013

Applications to Practise Processed by the AOLS in 2013
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received35108044
Applicants who became members9102012

2012

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2012

Registration Practices Assessment Report — Summary (Land Surveyors)

Applications to Practise Processed by the AOLS in 2012
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received160017033
Applicants who became members7005012

2011

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2011

Report on Entry-to-Practice Review, 2011

Applications to Practise Processed by the AOLS in 2011
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received181111031
Applicants who became members320106

2010

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2010

Applications to Practise Processed by the AOLS in 2010
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received11505021
Applicants who became members10005015

2009

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2009
Audit Report

For a description of all OFC-monitored developments for this profession for 2009, see the 2009-2010 Annual Report.

Applications to Practise Processed by the AOLS in 2009
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received114112028
Applicants who became members4205011

2008

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2008

The AOLS submitted proposed changes to its registration regulation to the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines in the summer of 2008. The changes include removing the requirement for Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status, and giving the association's academic and experience requirement committee the option to waive the term of articles for applicants in good standing in another jurisdiction (not only in a Canadian jurisdiction). The OFC recognizes these as positive steps towards reducing barriers to registration.

As of March 31, 2009, the ministry was still reviewing the changes.

Applications to Practise Processed by the AOLS in 2008
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received11215019
Applicants who became members330309

2007


During the fall and winter of 2007-2008, the OFC undertook a study of the AOLS to understand its 2007 registration practices and establish baseline data and information. PDF

Quick Facts

Number of Land Surveyors565
Number of Internationally Trained Land Surveyors0

You may find information about exam requirements and Canadian work experience requirements elsewhere on this site.


Location of Training, 2014

OntarioN/A
Other Canadian ProvincesN/A
USAN/A
Other InternationalN/A
Unknown569
Total565
Proportion of Internationally Trained Members (includes USA)N/A

The Association of Ontario Land Surveyors falls under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. The OFC does not assess credentials, handle complaints or intervene in particular cases. Our mandate is one of systemic change. Please contact the AOLS for further information about your ability to practise as a land surveyor in Ontario.