To be licensed as an Ontario Land Surveyor, a candidate must successfully fulfil a term of articles. This site has been developed to assist and complement the articling process set up by the Academic and Experience Requirements Committee (AERC) of the Association of Ontario Land Surveyors (AOLS).


In their roles as describer, investigator, interpreter, mediator, disseminator and advocate, Ontario Land Surveyors liaise with other professionals and engage the public. Thus, the AERC recommends that all articling students attain a Canadian Language Benchmark level of 8 in each of the four areas of ability: reading, writing, speaking and listening. Furthermore, registration for university courses may require proof of a specific level of English proficiency. Please consult the university’s website for their specific requirements.