The practice of Land Surveying in Canada is generally defined as:
- the determination, establishment or recording by any means of the positions of points, natural features or features made by persons on, over or under the surface of the earth
- the determination of the form of the earth
- to determine, locate, define, describe, establish or re-establish boundaries
- it includes the preparation of maps, plans, systems and documents and the giving of advice with respect to any of the matters above.