Assessors, valuators and appraisers (NOC 1314)

High opportunity occupation

About this job

Assessors, valuators and appraisers:

  • determine the value of land, businesses, estates and other real property, for purposes of sale, purchase, taxation or disposal of assets
  • determine the value of personal and household items
  • work for government agencies, real estate firms, other private companies or they may be self-employed
Common job titles
  • analyst, real estate
  • appraiser - accredited / insurance
  • appraiser - automobile / fishing vessels
  • appraiser - building / real estate
  • appraiser - business
  • appraiser - furniture / property

Duties

Assessors:

  • assess value of land, structures, machinery, equipment and property improvements for purposes of taxation, grants, regional planning, sale or purchase
  • review and analyze data such as past sales; title searches; engineering and alignment maps; soil 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; machinery and equipment; and personal and household items
  • prepare appraisal reports for lending agencies, insurance companies, government departments, courts, attorneys, creditors, buyers or auctioneers

Special duties

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.

Work environment

Work in this occupation is typically performed in a structured environment, such as an office.

Career paths and resources

Career paths

Promotion to management positions in each field is possible with experience.

Additional resources

Additional resources are not currently available for this career.