A land agent is a person who negotiates for or acquires a surface interest in land on behalf of the person’s employer, as an agent on behalf of another person, or on the person’s own behalf.
In Alberta a land agent must have a licence.
Interest in land means acquiring land for the purpose of a right-of-way or other surface use under one of the following Acts:
- Surface Rights Act
- part 4 of the Metis Settlements Act
- section 6 of the Metis Settlements Land Protection Act
- Expropriation Act
- any other Act of Alberta that provides for the expropriation of land
An owner is a person who has a right to dispose of an interest in land. For more information, see the Land Agents Licensing Act.
Classes of land agent licences
There are 2 classes of licences issued under the Act.
Interim Land Agent Licence
An interim land agent licence allows a person to work while being trained and evaluated by a trainer before applying to become a Permanent Land Agent Licence.
Permanent Land Agent Licence
A person holding an Interim Land Agent Licence can apply for a permanent land agent licence after successfully completing the articling period set out by the Act, any conditions set out by the Registrar of Land Agents, and with the input of their trainer.
Cancelling a licence
The Registrar of Land Agents has the authority to cancel or suspend a land agent licence for misconduct or if it is in the public interest to do so.