Other Technical Inspectors and Regulatory Officers

Inspectors and compliance officers enforce adherence to laws, regulations, policies and procedures which protect the public. Public health, environmental health and occupational health and safety inspectors inspect restaurants, plants, hotels, water systems and other workplaces. Engineering inspectors and regulatory officers inspect transportation vehicles such as aircraft, watercraft, automobiles and trucks, as well as weighing and measuring devices such as scales and meters and industrial instruments, processes and equipment for conformity to government and industry standards and regulations. Construction inspectors inspect the construction and maintenance of new and existing buildings, bridges, highways and industrial construction to ensure specifications and building codes are observed.


  • High school diploma.
  • A university degree or college diploma may be required. Environmental health inspectors require a university degree in food science, environmental health, chemistry or health and safety.
  • Construction inspectors require a college diploma in construction, civil engineering or architectural technology, plus several years of related work experience.
  • Engineering inspectors require a university degree or college diploma in an engineering field, or trade qualifications and extensive related work experience.
  • Certification or licensing may be required. Public health inspectors require certification by the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors. Occupational health and safety inspectors might require registration with the Association of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals.

Future Prospects:

These occupations will have sustained increases in employment over the next few years, peaking in 2016. Subsequently, employment growth will level out, but the new employment opportunities will continue into the future.

Job Prospects

Current Workforce:

Approximately 12.9% of workers in this occupational group are women. About 81.6% of employees working in these occupations live in Yellowknife, 11.1% live in the regional centres of Inuvik, Hay River and Fort Smith and 7.4% live in other communities. About 71.9% are employed in the Public Administration industry and 15.7% in the Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction sector.