Job prospects Geomatics Technician - Land Surveying in Alberta

Job opportunities for Land survey technologists and technicians (NOC 2254) are fair in Alberta over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as a geomatics technician - land surveying.

Note: These employment prospects were published in December 2021 based on the information available at the time of analysis. The next update will be in December 2022. To learn more, see our FAQs. You can also find additional information on the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard.

Job opportunities in Alberta

geomatics technician - land surveying
Prospects over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be fair for Land survey technologists and technicians (NOC 2254) in Alberta for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment decline will lead to the loss of some positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Land survey technologists and technicians in the Alberta region:

  • Approximately 1,900 people work in this occupation.
  • Land survey technologists and technicians mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Architectural, engineering and design services (NAICS 5413): 75%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 8%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: more than 95% compared to 81% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: less than 5% compared to 19% for all occupations
  • 52% of land survey technologists and technicians work all year, while 48% work only part of the year, compared to 59% and 41% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 31 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • Less than 5% of land survey technologists and technicians are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
  • Breakdown by region

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    Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

    We expect that there will be a labour SURPLUS for Land survey technologists and technicians (NOC 2254) in Canada over the next 10 years.

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