Digital Conversion of the Survey Registry

Title or working title of the Regulatory Initiative:

Digital Conversion of the Survey Registry

Description of the objective:

Enabling Act: Canada Lands Surveys Act

Pursuant to section 3 of the Canada Lands Surveys Act, the Surveyor General of Canada Lands has custody of all original records of legal surveys on Canada Lands.  The Surveyor General is modernizing his custodianship responsibilities under the act by digitizing all its official records and plans to transfer the authoritative and business value of the paper copy to the digitized copy.  Regulations will be brought forward for this purpose. 

Indication of business impacts:

There are no expected business impacts.

Public consultation opportunities:

This initiative is a ministerial order‎. It will be published in Part II of the Canada Gazette in 2017.

Departmental contacts:

Martin Gingras, a.g., CLS/ATC,
Director (Acting), SGB, NRCan
307-588 Booth Street, Ottawa, ON
K1A 0Y6
(613) 899-6611
Martin.gingras@canada.ca