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PLANNING: A CAREER

Knowledge. Experience. Insight.

Planners are involved in a variety of activities and sectors, addressing issues concerning natural heritage conservation, housing, transportation and infrastructure, commercial development, renewable energy, built heritage and more, while working with and often managing a range of other professionals. Planners advise a range of clients, groups and individuals including community groups, politicians and municipalities, developers and businesses. In their work, a Planner must consider demographic issues, such as social, cultural and economic considerations, as well as regulatory compliance and land use policy, which often includes participation and facilitation with members of the public and the various municipal authorities.

Becoming a Registered Professional Planner (RPP) requires a University degree, usually in Planning or a related discipline. In addition, a minimum of two years practical experience in a Land Use Planning environment is typically required. After this, the professional governing body requires candidates to pass written examinations to prove their knowledge of the ‘Professional Code of Practice’, and specifically matters concerning the public interest, professional responsibility and ethics.

Planning is a relatively unique profession, as the outcomes of a professional planner’s work affects everyone and has long-term impacts on our communities and the spaces around us: planners carry with them a big responsibility!

Career Opportunities at LARKIN+

Resume applications can be sent to hr@larkinplus.com.

GIS / AutoCAD Technician

Technician

We are currently seeking a GIS/CAD TECHNICIAN [ENTRY LEVEL POSITION]. Working with our staff, you are a self-starter, willing to work as part of an energetic, collaborative team and be provided with opportunities to demonstrate your initiative. You also have a demonstrated interest in developing your professional / technical skills. The position requires a highly motivated, flexible, enthusiastic team player, able to demonstrate experience and/or schooling in GIS and AutoCAD, Sketch up, 3D modelling and other presentation software types such as the Adobe Suite (preferred). An understanding of land use planning policy documents and municipal approvals process is also considered an asset. Some evening work may be required to support the planning team, along with occasional travel to project sites. We offer a comprehensive benefits package to our employees, along with competitive compensation rates.

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Junior Planner

Planner

We are currently seeking a JUNIOR PLANNER [ENTRY LEVEL POSITION]. Working with our staff, you will be working as part of an energetic, collaborative team and be provided with opportunities to demonstrate your initiative, while developing your professional / technical skills. The position requires a highly motivated, flexible, enthusiastic team player with capable problem solving skills; an individual willing to not only take direction, but also perform their duties as a self-starter. An understanding of land use planning policy documents and municipal approvals process is also considered an asset. Some evening work may be required to support the planning team, along with occasional travel to project sites. We offer a comprehensive benefits package to our employees, along with competitive compensation rates.

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Ontario Professional Planners Institute

You can explore your interest in land use and urban planning at various Universities. We wish you well with your career choice.

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Planning Programs in Ontario

For additional information regarding our services or to discuss a project, please contact us directly.