FAQs

The electronic form electronically signed by the subscriber and received by the Registrar under the Land Title Act is for all purposes...

The true copy is the printed copy of the electronic form with original signatures.

A copy of the true copy is the printed copy of the electronic form with original signatures that has been faxed, copied or scanned.

The true...

The electronic signature of the subscriber is a certification by the subscriber that the material facts set out in the electronic instrument or...

No. The subscriber does not have to be the same individual as the witnessing officer. It is also important to note that the role of the subscriber...

Purpose of this communication

The purpose of this communication is to ensure all land surveyors are aware of the three documents that provide guidance for the preparation of electronic plans.

  1. The General Survey Instruction Rules: The General Survey Instruction Rules ("Survey Rules") maintained by our Association contain many of the rules for the preparation of electronic plans. As the Survey Rules are updated from time to time, it is suggested that land surveyors refer to the current version of the Survey Rules published on the Association website.
  2. Requirements for Electronic Land Title Plans: Just prior to opening electronic survey plan functionality to all land surveyors last year it was discovered that the Survey Rules did not provide complete guidance for the preparation of plans pursuant to the Land Title Act and Strata Property Act. To bridge this gap the Table of Concordance was created. Now that the land surveying community has had sufficient experience preparing electronic survey plans, we are commencing the process with the Association's Survey Rules Committee to migrate the contents of the Table of Concordance into the Survey Rules. For now, land surveyors must continue to refer to both documents for guidance in the preparation of plans pursuant to the Land Title Act and the Strata Property Act. See: Requirements to File Electronic Land Title Plans (formerly the Table of Concordance).
  3. The Signatures and Approvals Template: The Signatures and Approvals Template was created to provide a template for all the possible signature blocks that might be required on Land Title Act and Strata Property Act plans. All the signature blocks required for a particular plan should be pasted onto copies of the final page contained in this document and affixed as the final page or pages of the Application Form. See: Signatures and Approvals Template. (updated February 2016)

Jeff Beddoes, BCLS
Senior Deputy Surveyor General