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Land Titles Analyst

Land titles analysts examine land-related documents as they are presented to the land titles office for registration.

Also Known As

Land Titles Examiner, Title Examiner

NOC Codes

In Canada, the federal government groups and organizes occupations based on a National Occupational Classification (NOC) system. This alis occupation may not reflect the entire NOC group it is part of. Data for the NOC group can apply across multiple occupations.

The NOC system is updated every 5 years to reflect changes in the labour market. Government forms and labour market data may group and refer to an occupation differently, depending on the system used. Here is how this occupation has been classified over time:

  • 2006 NOC: Legal Assistants and Paralegals in Law Firms (4211.1) 
  • 2006 NOC-S: Paralegal and Related Occupations (E211) 
  • 2011 NOC: Paralegal and related occupations (4211) 
  • 2016 NOC: Paralegal and related occupations (4211) 
Interests & Abilities

In Alberta, this occupation is part of 1 or more 2006 National Occupational Classification (NOC) groups. If there are multiple related NOC groups, select a NOC heading to learn about each one.

Legal Assistants and Paralegals in Law Firms

2006 NOC: 4211.1

Interest Codes

Interest Codes for This NOC Group
METHODICAL

Interest in compiling information when searching for and studying records and documents

SOCIAL

Interest in assisting lawyers by interviewing clients, witnesses and other related parties, and arranging for trials

INNOVATIVE

Interest in researching records, court files and other legal documents, and assembling documentary evidence

Your Interest Codes

To identify or change your interest codes, complete the Interests Exercise in CAREERinsite.

Reading Interest Codes
A Quick Guide

The interest code helps you figure out if you’d like to work in a particular occupation. 

It’s based on the Canadian Work Preference Inventory (CWPI), which measures 5 occupational interests: Directive, Innovative, Methodical, Objective, and Social.

Each set of 3 interest codes for this NOC group is listed in order of importance.

A code in capital letters means it’s a strong fit for the occupation.

A code in all lowercase letters means the fit is weaker.

Learn About Interests

Abilities

Typical ability expectations for this NOC group
Your abilities

To fill in or change the values for your abilities, complete the Abilities Exercise in CAREERinsite.

Mental Abilities

General Learning Ability

Verbal Ability

Numerical Ability

Visual Abilities

Spatial Perception

Form Perception

Clerical Perception

Physical Abilities

Motor Coordination

Finger Dexterity

Manual Dexterity

Understanding Abilities

A Quick Guide

You are born with abilities that help you process certain types of information and turn it into action. These abilities influence which skills you can learn more easily.

The abilities or aptitudes shown for this NOC group come from the General Aptitude Test Battery (GATB). The GATB measures 9 aptitudes. It groups them into 3 categories: mental, visual, and physical.

The abilities scores range from 1 to 5, with 5 being stronger.

Learn About Abilities

Duties
Updated Mar 04, 2021

In general, land titles analysts:

  • Determine whether or not land-related documents can be registered under the provisions of the Land Titles Act [pdf] and other legislation
  • Determine whether transfers, mortgages, caveats, liens, transmissions, leases, writs, easements and other documents conform to the appropriate legislation, and ensure that all other required documents are either on record or accompany the document to be registered
  • Accept documents for registration and assess the appropriate fees, or prepare a rejection notice explaining why the documents are not acceptable
  • Ensure that all appropriate data is entered to create new title records or to update existing ones

Other daily duties include answering questions and inquiries from the public and stakeholders, and also registering priority or time-dependent documents. While some of the tasks are repetitive, all of the above duties carry responsibility.

Working Conditions
Updated Mar 04, 2021
  • Strength Required Lift up to 5 kg

Land titles analysts use computers and the Alberta Land Titles Automation (ALTA) system. They work 36.25 hours a week, Monday through Friday, in busy regional office environments located in Edmonton or Calgary. In Edmonton, analysts are offered compressed work week options in which they may work slightly more than 8 hours per day to receive 1 day off every second week.

Traits & Skills
Updated Mar 04, 2021

Land titles analysts need:

  • Analytical and research skills
  • Attention to detail
  • The ability to work independently, with minimal supervision
  • The ability to communicate well

They should enjoy work that is secure, follows a predictable routine and requires a high degree of accuracy.

In Alberta, this occupation is part of 1 or more 2011 National Occupational Classification (NOC) groups. If there are multiple related NOC groups, select a NOC heading to learn about each one.

Top 10 Skills Employers Are Looking For

Paralegal and related occupations

2011 NOC: 4211

This chart shows which job skills are currently in highest demand for this occupational group. It was created using this occupation's 14 most recent Alberta job postings, collected between Nov 17, 2021 and Sep 28, 2022.

Review these skills to learn:

  • Whether or not this occupation matches your skill set
  • What training you may need to get these skills
  • What skills to highlight in your resumé, cover letter, and interview.
Attention to detail
Tasks: Draft legal correspondence and perform general office and clerical duties
Construction Specialization: Reliability
Construction Specialization: Accurate
Tasks: Prepare wills, real estate transactions and other legal documents, court reports and affidavits
Tasks: Research records, court files and other legal documents
Tasks: Assist lawyers by interviewing clients, witnesses and other related parties, assembling documentary evidence, preparing trial briefs, and arranging for trials
Certificates, Licences, Memberships, and Courses : In-house training from a law firm or law clerk program
Draft legal correspondence and perform general office and clerical duties
Other benefits: Free parking available
Educational Requirements
Updated Mar 04, 2021
  • Minimum Education 1 year post-secondary

Land titles analysts require a certificate or diploma in a related field plus experience examining documents for adherence to legislated requirements, or related land experience. Education or training in paralegal studies is a definite asset.


Related Education

The following schools offer programs or courses that are related to this occupation but are not required to enter the field.

ABM College
Academy of Learning - Calgary Central
Academy of Learning - Calgary NE
Academy of Learning - Edmonton Downtown
Academy of Learning - Edmonton South
Academy of Learning - Edmonton West
Academy of Learning - Medicine Hat
Academy of Learning - Red Deer
Bredin College of Business and Health Care - Red Deer
Bredin College of Business and Health Care - Spruce Grove
Campbell College Ltd.
Canadian Imperial College
CDI College of Business, Technology and Health Care - Calgary City Centre
CDI College of Business, Technology and Health Care - Calgary North
CDI College of Business, Technology and Health Care - Edmonton South
Grant MacEwan University
QCom College of Technology (QCT)
Red Deer Polytechnic
Reeves College - Calgary City Centre
Reeves College - Calgary North
Reeves College - Lethbridge
Robertson College - Calgary
Robertson College - Edmonton
Sundance College - Edmonton

To expand or narrow your search for programs related to this occupation, visit Post-Secondary Programs.

Completing a program does not guarantee entrance into an occupation. Before enrolling in an education program, prospective students should look into various sources for education options and employment possibilities. For example, contact associations and employers in this field.

Certification Requirements
Updated Mar 04, 2021
  • Certification Not Regulated

There is currently no provincial legislation regulating this occupation in Alberta.

Employment & Advancement
Updated Mar 04, 2021

Land titles analysts are hired through a 6-month internship program that includes a training and development period. Interns are expected to gain an understanding of the effects of legal documents, exercise sound judgment and display a high level of accuracy and strong decision-making ability.

This occupation has 4 levels of responsibility. In the entry level, successful interns are given further training on the job, then enrolled in an in-house intermediate paralegal training program that consists of about 20 hours of classroom instruction spread over several weeks.

Land titles analysts remain at the entry level for a minimum of 1 year. At that point, provided they have successfully completed the training program and their job performance is satisfactory, they may be promoted to the full working level. At the full working level, they are eligible to enrol in an advanced paralegal training program in which they study cases related to land titles.

After a minimum of 2 years at the full working level and completion of the advanced training program, land titles analysts may progress to the advanced working level.

Beyond the advanced working level, land titles analysts may progress to the supervisory level, but advancement opportunities are limited.

In Alberta, the 4211: Paralegal and related occupations occupational group is expected to have an above-average annual growth of 2% from 2019 to 2023. In addition to job openings created by employment turnover, 77 new positions are forecasted to be created within this occupational group each year.

Note
NOC groups often include several related occupations. Although there is labour market data for the larger NOC group, this occupation makes up only a part of that group. It means data for this occupation may be different than the data shown. For example, only some of the new positions to be created will be for this occupation. It also applies to other data for the NOC group such as number of people employed.

Source: Alberta Regional Occupational Demand Outlook

Related Alberta Job Postings
Wage & Salary
Updated Mar 04, 2021

In Alberta, this occupation is part of 1 or more 2016 National Occupational Classification (NOC) groups. If there are multiple related NOC groups, select a NOC heading to learn about each one.

Paralegal and related occupations

2016 NOC: 4211
Average Wage
$38.16
Per Hour
Average Salary
$70,711.00
Per Year
Average Hours
35.7
Per Week
Average Months on Payroll
12
Survey Methodology Survey Analysis

Source
2021 Alberta Wage and Salary Survey

NOC 4211 Wage Profile

Unless otherwise noted, the data shown here is for all industries and all regions in Alberta.

All wage estimates are hourly except where otherwise indicated. Wages and salaries do not include overtime hours, tips, benefits, profit shares, bonuses (unrelated to production), and other forms of compensation.

To see the full survey data for this NOC group, visit the wage profile.

Other wage sources
To make an informed wage and salary decision, research other wage sources [pdf] to supplement this data.

B: Good Reliability
Data Reliability Code Definition

Good Reliability, represents a CV of between 6.01% and 15.00% and/or fewer than 30 survey observations and/or if survey observations represent less than 50% of all estimated employment for the occupation.


Hourly Wage

For full-time and part-time employees
  • Low
  • High
  • Average
  • Median
Starting
Overall
Top

Hourly Wage

For full-time and part-time employees
Wages* Low (5th percentile) High (95th percentile) Average Median
Starting $19.78 $38.46 $30.57 $30.77
Overall $25.00 $43.59 $38.16 $38.46
Top $28.85 $59.26 $51.13 $52.20

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* All wage estimates are hourly except where otherwise indicated. Wages and salaries do not include overtime hours, tips, benefits, profit shares, bonuses (unrelated to production) and other forms of compensation.

Pay brackets for hourly wages

  • Starting pay: average pay offered for entry-level positions
  • Overall pay: average pay across all employees in this occupation
  • Top pay: average pay offered to top-paid employees

Industry Information

Public Administration
Professional, Scientific & Technical Services
ALL INDUSTRIES
Health Care & Social Assistance
Finance, Insurance, Real Estate, Leasing

Skills Shortage

Employers that Recruited in the Last 2 Years
35%
35%)
Recruiting Employers that Experienced Hiring Difficulties
47%
47%
Employers with Unfilled Vacancies of over 4 Months
10%
10%
Vacancy Rate
5%
Related Post-Secondary Field of Study
  • Clerical and Administrative Support

Updated Mar 04, 2021. The information contained in this profile is current as of the dates shown. Salary, employment outlook, and educational program information may change without notice. It is advised that you confirm this information before making any career decisions.

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