Survey Unit

Program Objectives

Delivery of INAC Grants and Contributions Survey Program specifically for First Nations throughout Canada with exception of Operational First Nations Land Management Act (FNLMA) Bands;

Contracting out of land surveys to support First Nations priorities such as:

  • Set Asides – Section 18(2)
  • Land Designations – Section 53
  • First Nation Allotments – Section 20
  • Permits – Section 28(2)
  • Re-survey of Exterior Boundaries
  • Additions to Reserve
  • Land Use Mapping for Band Land Purposes
  • Other surveys to support land administration as recommended by INAC

Collaborate with INAC- HQ, NRCan-HQ and their respective regions to:

  • Ensure project readiness
  • Provide ongoing communication to ensure issues are addressed during all phases of the project; and


For more information about the Survey Toolkit, please click here

A list of upcoming training sessions can be found on the events calendar at


Other Activities

The survey unit participated in the following projects:

  • Attend site visits to various locations when required and when feasible.
  • Develop contacts with industry related professionals in GIS, GPS and CAD programs
  • Investigating opportunities for the development of a GIS training program for NALMA members


Contact Us:

Graeme Sandy
Survey Program Manager

Phone:  519-757-6881