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Assessors, Valuators and Appraisers

Other titles : accredited appraiser, municipal assessor, real estate appraisal technician, valuation consultant

Details

Description :

Assessors, valuators and appraisers determine the value of land, businesses, estate and other real property, for purposes of sale, purchase, taxation or disposal of assets. Appraisers also determine the value of personal and household items. Assessors, valuators and appraisers are employed by government agencies, real estate and other private companies, or they may be self-employed.

Main duties :

Assessors:

  • assess value of land, building, structures, machinery, equipment and property improvements for purposes of taxation, grants and regional planning and prior to sale or purchase;
  • review and analyze data such as past sales, title searches, engineering and alignment maps, coil maps, subdivision plans, water and sewer plans, location cost data and easements;
  • explain assessment process to ratepayers.

Valuators:

  • collect and analyze financial records of a business, such as financial statements, budgets, projections and sales data, to assess its competitiveness or to estimate its market value;
  • prepare reports for estate planning, matrimonial litigation, insurance and business losses;
  • appear as an expert witness before courts, security regulators and other regulatory boards and commissions.

Appraisers:

  • appraise value of property, building, industrial and commercial machinery and equipment and personal and household items;
  • prepare appraisal reports for lending agencies, insurance companies, government departments, courts, attorneys, creditors, buyers or auctioneers;
  • assessors may specialize in advising and consulting in a specific field of assessment such as residential, commercial, industrial, institutional or farm lands;
  • appraisers may specialize in a specific type of appraisal such as real estate appraisal;
  • assess value of land, building, structures, machinery, equipment and property improvements for purposes of taxation, grants and regional planning and prior to sale or purchase;
  • review and analyze data such as past sales, title searches, engineering and alignment maps, coil maps, subdivision plans, water and sewer plans, location cost data and easements;
  • explain assessment process to ratepayers;
  • assessors may specialize in advising and consulting in a specific field of assessment such as residential, commercial, industrial, institutional or farm lands;
  • appraisers may specialize in a specific type of appraisal such as real estate appraisal.

Regions where this career
has the best propspects:

  • Lanaudière
  • Laval
  • Chaudière-Appalaches
  • Outaouais
  • Montréal
  • Mauricie
  • Capitale-Nationale
  • Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
  • Laurentides
  • Montérégie
  • Centre-du-Québec

Training

Diploma of College Studies (DCS)

 

Programs

  • Architectural Technology
  • Technologie de l'estimation et de l'évaluation en bâtiment (Training program available in French only)
  • Civil Engineering Technology

 

Architectural Technology

Program lenght : 3 years

Program Objectives

Architectural Technologists contribute to the development and completion of an architectural project or assist throughout its construction, as defined by the Architects Act, the Engineers Act, the Public Buildings Safety Act and the Professional Code. They may therefore produce drawings and promotional material, design construction details, write specifications, estimate construction costs, coordinate construction work, inspect the condition of an existing building, verify building compliance with laws, standards and the construction code, and contribute to maintaining the quality of an architectural heritage. The scope and the volume of tasks vary according to the type of business, and the type of work, and whether the individual occupies a salaried position or is self-employed.

Where this programs is available

 

 

Technologie de l'estimation et de l'évaluation en bâtiment

(Traning program available in French only)

Program length : 3 years

Program Objectives

Ce programme d'études vise à ce que les élèves soient capables d'analyser à partir de plans et de devis des prévisions de coûts de travaux dans le domaine de la construction ou d'établir après des recherches et une inspection la valeur d'un immeuble résidentiel, agricole, commercial ou institutionnel.

Voie de spécialisation A - Estimation en construction

Cette voie de spécialisation vise à former des personnes aptes à exercer la profession d'estimatrice ou d'estimateur en construction.

Voie de spécialisation B - Évaluation immobilière

Cette voie de spécialisation vise à former des personnes aptes à exercer la profession de technicienne ou de technicien en évaluation immobilière.

Where this program is available

 

 

Civil Engineering Technology

Program length : 3 years

Program Objectives

Graduates of this program will be able to work in the structural engineering, geotechnical engineering and environmental sectors. Their employers and clients will include engineering consulting firms, testing laboratories, government departments, municipalities and regional county municipalities, manufacturers of building materials or products and building contractors.

Where this program is available