The Association of Nova Scotia Land Surveyors is a self-governing body, constituted by the Land Surveyors Act. The objectives of the association are to establish and maintain standards of professional ethics, knowledge and skill among its members; and to regulate the practice of professional land surveying in order to protect the public.
Engineers Nova Scotia is the licensing and regulatory body for the 8,000 Professional Engineers and Engineers-in-Training practicing in Nova Scotia. Guided by the Engineering Profession Act, they license registrants who are qualified and competent, assisting them to fulfill their obligations to practice engineering in the best interests of the public. Their Vision is a safe and sustainable Nova Scotia protected by accessible, progressive, and trusted regulation of the engineering profession.
If you are planning to subdivide land or build a house in Nova Scotia this page from the Government of Nova Scotia's website is an excellent source for information on the building permit and subdivision process and the steps from the application process to the final approval.