A Land Surveyor is involved whenever there are railways, roads, dams, reservoirs, bridges, retaining walls and buildings to be built. The surveyor measures and determines property boundaries with precision and provides data of every detailed aspect of land features for purposes of engineering, mapmaking, land evaluation, mining, construction and such others.
Equipped with extensive knowledge of basic calculus, algebra, trigonometry and geometry, a Land Surveyor establishes the boundaries of legal descriptions as well as the boundaries of various lines of political divisions. The Surveyor also provides recommendations and data for geographical information systems and database containing data on land boundaries and features. Some other potential job titles of Land Surveyor are Surveyor, County Surveyor, Engineer, Survey Party Chief, Geodesist, Licensed Land Surveyor, Engineering Technician, Professional Land Surveyor and Mine Surveyor.
To qualify for TN Land Surveyor non-immigrant status, the applicant for Land Surveyor profession must have earned, and is able to provide proof of the following educational requirements:
- Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree; OR
- State/provincial/Federal license.
The applicant for TN Land Surveyor profession must also provide the additional requirements:
- Proof of Canadian citizenship;
- A detailed support letter from prospective employer;
- Proof of intent to return to his/her permanent residence in Canada at the expiration of the temporary TN stay
If the applicant is able to provide evidence of the requirements enumerated above, he/she may qualify for TN Land Surveyor professional status.
A qualified Land Surveyor can obtain TN Professional status for a maximum of three years. Any extension of the status may be issued for up to one year provided that the individual continues to comply with the requirements for TN professionals. The number of extensions has no limit. However, the professional must continue to demonstrate that his/her employment is temporary in nature, and that his/her NAFTA entry is not used to bypass normal procedures of immigration.