NOC 2264 – Construction inspectors



Construction inspectors inspect the construction and maintenance of new and existing buildings, bridges, highways and industrial construction to ensure that specifications and building codes are observed and monitor work site safety. They are employed by federal, provincial and municipal governments, construction companies, architectural and civil engineering consulting firms or they may be self-employed.

Progression to construction management positions is possible with experience.

Main Duties

Construction inspectors perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Examine plans, drawings, and site layouts for new buildings, building renovations and other proposed structures
  • Inspect construction of buildings, bridges, dams, highways and other types of building and engineering construction for conformance to drawings, specifications, building codes or other applicable ordinances
  • Inspect and test electrical or plumbing installations in buildings to ensure compliance with municipal, provincial and federal regulations
  • Inspect steel framework, concrete forms, reinforcing steel mesh and rods, concrete or pre-stressed concrete to ensure quality standards and to verify conformance to specifications and building codes
  • Inspect construction of sewer systems and pipelines
  • Inspect construction sites to ensure that safe working conditions are maintained
  • Inspect existing buildings to identify and report on structural defects, fire hazards and other threats to safety
  • Inspect new or resale homes on behalf of clients and assess and provide reports on the physical condition of property.

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is required.
  • A college diploma in construction, civil engineering or architectural technology plus several years of related work experience
    Several years of experience as a qualified tradesperson in a construction trade, such as plumbing, carpentry or electrical trade are required.
  • Provincial certification in a skilled trade or as an engineering technologist is usually required.
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification is offered by the Canada Green Building Council and may be required by some employers.

All Titles

  • boiler installation inspector
  • bridge and building inspector
  • bridge inspector
  • bridge inspector – construction and maintenance
  • building construction inspector
  • building inspector
  • building inspector – electrical wiring
  • building inspector – structure
  • building safety inspector
  • Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) inspector
  • carpentry inspector
  • closed circuit TV sewer inspector
  • CMHC (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation) inspector
  • compliance inspector – buildings
  • construction field inspector
  • construction inspector
  • construction inspector and tester
  • construction safety officer
  • dam construction inspector
  • ditch construction inspector
  • electrical energy installation inspector
  • electrical inspector – construction
  • electrical installation inspector
  • electrical safety inspector
  • electrical wiring inspector – construction
  • flood damage inspector – construction sites
  • foreman/woman, building construction inspectorsforeman, building construction inspectors, forewoman, building construction inspectors
  • foreman/woman, highway construction inspectorsforeman, highway construction inspectors, forewoman, highway construction inspectors
  • foreman/woman, pipeline construction inspectorforeman, pipeline construction inspector, forewoman, pipeline construction inspector
  • foreman/woman, pipeline inspectorsforeman, pipeline inspectors, forewoman, pipeline inspectors
  • highway construction inspector
  • home construction inspector
  • home inspector
  • housing construction inspector
  • housing rehabilitation inspector
  • industrial construction safety inspector
  • industrial electric installation inspector
  • inspector and tester, construction
  • inspector, boiler installation
  • inspector, bridges
  • inspector, bridges – construction and maintenance
  • inspector, bridges and buildings
  • inspector, building construction
  • inspector, building safety
  • inspector, buildings
  • inspector, buildings – electrical wiring
  • inspector, buildings – structure
  • inspector, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)
  • inspector, CMHC (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation)
  • inspector, compliance – buildings
  • inspector, construction
  • inspector, construction fields
  • inspector, dam construction
  • inspector, ditch construction
  • inspector, electrical energy installation
  • inspector, electrical installation
  • inspector, electrical safety
  • inspector, electrical wiring – construction
  • inspector, highway construction
  • inspector, home construction
  • inspector, homes
  • inspector, housing construction
  • inspector, housing rehabilitation
  • inspector, industrial construction safety
  • inspector, industrial electric installations
  • inspector, irrigation – construction
  • inspector, maintenance – construction
  • inspector, masonry
  • inspector, mine construction
  • inspector, pipeline construction
  • inspector, plumbing
  • inspector, pre-stressed concrete
  • inspector, public works – construction
  • inspector, refinery equipment
  • inspector, reinforced concrete
  • inspector, road construction
  • inspector, road grading
  • inspector, road paving
  • inspector, sewer construction
  • inspector, structural ironwork
  • inspector, structural steel
  • inspector, tunnel construction
  • inspector, waterworks construction
  • inspector, wiring – domestic installation
  • inspector, wiring – industrial installation
  • irrigation inspector – construction
  • maintenance inspector – construction
  • masonry inspector
  • mine construction inspector
  • mine inspector, construction
  • pipeline construction inspector
  • plumbing inspector
  • pre-stressed concrete inspector
  • public works inspector – construction
  • refinery equipment inspector
  • reinforced concrete inspector
  • road construction inspector
  • road grading inspector
  • road paving inspector
  • safety officer – construction
  • sand and gravel inspector – construction
  • sewer construction inspector
  • sewer inspector, closed circuit TV
  • soil inspector – construction
  • structural ironwork inspector
  • structural steel inspector
  • supervisor, construction inspectors
  • tunnel construction inspector
  • waterworks construction inspector
  • wiring inspector – domestic installation
  • wiring inspector – industrial installation


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