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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.

  • Avg. Salary $63,277.00
  • Avg. Wage $34.48
  • Minimum Education 1 year post-secondary
  • Outlook below avg
  • Employed 3,200
  • In Demand Medium
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) 
Skills Shortage

Employers that Recruited in the Last 2 Years

12%
12%
Average Wage
Starting
Overall
Top
  • Certification Not Regulated
  • Strength Required Lift up to 5 kg
Interest Codes
The Land Titles Analyst is part of the following larger National Occupational Classification (NOC).
Legal Assistants and Paralegals in Law Firms
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

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 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.

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Duties
Updated Jan 30, 2017

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

While some of the tasks are repetitive, all of the above duties carry responsibility.

Working Conditions
Updated Jan 30, 2017

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.

  • Strength Required Lift up to 5 kg
Skills & Abilities
Updated Jan 30, 2017

Land titles analysts need to possess:

  • analytical and research skills
  • attention to detail
  • the ability to work independently, with minimal surepvision
  • the ability to communicate well.

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

Educational Requirements
Updated Jan 30, 2017

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 NE

Academy of Learning - Calgary South

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 - Calgary

Bredin College of Business and Health Care - Edmonton

Bredin College of Business and Health Care - Red Deer

Bredin College of Business and Health Care - Spruce Grove

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 - Calgary South

CDI College of Business, Technology and Health Care - Edmonton City Centre

CDI College of Business, Technology and Health Care - Edmonton North

CDI College of Business, Technology and Health Care - Edmonton South

CDI College of Business, Technology and Health Care - Edmonton West

CDI College of Business, Technology and Health Care - Red Deer

College of New Caledonia - Prince George

Grant MacEwan University

Red Deer College

Reeves College - Calgary City Centre

Reeves College - Calgary North

Reeves College - Edmonton

Reeves College - Lethbridge

Reeves College - Lloydminster

Robertson College - Calgary NW

Robertson College - Edmonton

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

Thompson Rivers University

For a broad list of programs and courses that may be related to this occupation try searching using keywords.

Certification Requirements
Updated Jan 30, 2017

Certification is not required, as there is currently no legislation regulating this occupation.

Employment & Advancement
Updated Jan 30, 2017

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.

Wage & Salary
Updated Jan 30, 2017

Paralegal and related occupations

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Wages* Low (5th percentile) High (95th percentile) Average Median
Starting $19.23 $38.46 $28.24 $27.66
Overall $25.00 $45.16 $34.48 $33.09
Top $30.04 $50.38 $40.04 $38.46

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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.

A: High Reliability
Data Reliability Code Definition

High Reliability, represents a CV of less than or equal to 6.00% and 30 survey observations and/or represents 50% or more of all estimated employment for the occupation.


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

Skills Shortage

Employers that Recruited in the Last 2 Years

28%
28%

Recruiting Employers that Experienced Hiring Difficulties

12%
12%

Employers with Unfilled Vacancies of over 4 Months

4%
4%

Vacancy Rate

1%
Related High School Subjects
  • English Language Arts
  • Business, Administration, Finance and IT
    • Information Processing
  • Health, Recreation and Human Services
    • Legal Studies
Related Post-Secondary Field of Study
  • Clerical and Administrative Support

Updated Jan 30, 2017. 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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