Publications – Canada Lands Surveys

A View to the Future (PDF, 1.00 MB) – A Surveyor General’s Perspective

Canadian Generally Accepted Land Surveying Principles (PDF, 1.95 MB) – the Canadian Council on Geomatics–Cadastral Forum’s overview of principles for land surveying in Canada; also included here is an accompanying poster (PDF, 1.58 MB)

Expertise for Developing Countries - a brochure describing areas of expertise of the Surveyor General Branch

Indian Lands History in Quebec - a synthesis describing the evolution of territorial Indian Lands in Quebec since their creation

International Boundary Commission Annual Reports - sets out how the Canada – USA Joint International Boundary Commission maintained the boundary between Canada and the USA each year

National Standards for the Survey of Canada Lands - current and historical general instructions of the Surveyor General of Canada Lands

Parcel Fabric Renewal - a report on 5 pilots project for cadastral parcel fabric renewal on 5 Canadian First Nation Reserves with recommendations (PDF, 3.54MB)

Property Rights on Cree and Naskapi Lands in Quebec (PDF, 5.01MB)

Surveyor General Branch Annual Reviews

Survey, Parcels and Tenure on Canada Lands -  a handbook serving as a useful reference for those working on or with Canada Lands

Survey Plans - search survey plans and field notes that support property rights on Canada Lands

Water boundaries on Canada Lands: That fuzzy Shadowland - Monograph of boundary survey principles focusing on water boundaries of Canada Lands. (PDF, 5410KB)