Code of Ethics

Every Surveyor practicing in Ontario is bound by law to adhere to a set level of competence and ethical behavior. These guidelines are set out in The Surveyors Act R.S.O. 1990, c.5, Ch.29 ( a statute of The Government of Ontario) under Ontario Regulation R.R.O.1026.

The regulations state:

Code of Ethics

(Regulation 1026, s.33)

33-(1) Members shall abide by the code of ethics of the Association.
(2) The code of ethics of the Association requires that every member shall,

A. conduct his or her professional and private affairs in such a manner as to maintain public trust and confidence in the profession;
B. abide by the standards of practice prescribed herein;
C. follow a program of continuing education and maintain a level of proficiency that will meet the needs of the public;
D. preserve the confidence of clients and regard as privileged information obtained in respect of clients’ affairs;
E. ensure the clients are aware of the complexity of the type of surveys recommended and the nature of fees for service;
F. by signing a survey plan, certify that it complies with all relevant legislative requirements and all standards of the Association; and
G. not receive compensation for the same service from more than one person without the consent of the persons involved.
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