News & Events
Government of Manitoba proclaims a new Act for Manitoba Land Surveyors
On March 31, 2016, the Government of Manitoba repealed the
old Land Surveyors Act and proclaimed a new Act in its place. This new
Act will be referred to as The Land Surveyors Act, (C.C.S.M. c. L60).
The modernization of the Act will ensure the open and fair
governance of the profession by including public representatives on the
council, protecting the public with the greater ability to prosecute
unlicensed practice, and serve to reinforce the duties and
responsibilities of members of the Association of Manitoba Land
To ensure that the interests of the public are maintained to
the highest level, the Association of Manitoba Land Surveyors sets the
standards of practice, investigates complaints, and regulates the
conduct of its members. Only a Manitoba Land Surveyor has the legal
authority and expertise to:
i. properly determine and certify the legal property
boundaries of a parcel of land whether on the ground, under water, or in airspace;
ii. certify the location of anything relative to a property boundary;
iii. establish, maintain, and certify geodetic control points for boundary determination; and
iv. establish photogrammetric mapping or remotely sensed data control for boundary determination.
The Association of Manitoba Land Surveyors,
established in 1881, is the oldest land surveying association in Canada.
The AMLS is a professional, self-governing body operating under The
Land Surveyors Act (Manitoba). The Land Surveyors Act regulates the
practice of land surveying to protect the public’s interest in the
delivery of land surveying services by ensuring the competence,
integrity and independence of its members and the viability and security
of the land tenure system in Manitoba.
136th Annual General Meeting and Conference
The Association of Manitoba Land Surveyors' 136th Annual General Meeting and Conference was held at the Hilton Winnipeg Airport Suites, September 14th to 16th, 2016.
Peter Fidler Award presentation
The Association of Manitoba Land Surveyors has honoured Barry C. Effler and Gordon A. Lund by presenting each of them with the Peter Fidler Award for their outstanding contribution in advancing the profession
of land surveying in Manitoba.
Newly Licensed Land Surveyors
Brendan Wood of Brandon, Robyn Graham of Edmonton and Ian Jensen of Regina were presented with their Certificates of Registration and Licences to Practise, having passed examinations and compling with all requirements.