FAQs

What does it mean to have title to land in British Columbia?

In British Columbia, ownership of land is referred to as title to land (land title) and is documented by registration through the LTSA. Once...

What kinds of jobs do you recruit for and how often do you post positions on your website?

Most of the career opportunities at the LTSA are for Examiners of Title in Land Title services, or Technologists for Surveyor General services....

What should I do to prepare for Web Filing?

Customers can ensure their Juricert Digital Certificate is valid and uploaded to myLTSA. Customers who use conveyancing software packages that...

What is the purpose of the Authorized Subscriber Register (ASR)?

The purpose of the Authorized Subscriber Register (ASR) is to provide certain organizations that issue and submit land title documents over the...

Why can't the land title office give me legal advice?

Land title staff are unable to advise on legal rights or actions associated with land titles and charges. The Registrar of Land Titles and staff...

Below are the top fast facts about British Columbia (BC) real estate:

What is the total value of privately-owned property in BC?

The value of private property in British Columbia was $1.99 trillion as of January 2019.

Source: BC Assessment Authority

How many home sales were processed by the Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia (LTSA), and the total value?

In 2018, there were 78,346 homes sold in British Columbia, with an average price of $712,504. In the greater Vancouver area the average home price was $1,048,435

Source: British Columbia Real Estate Association

According to the LTSA's land register, what is the number of current active titles and active charges in BC?

As of September 1, 2019, there were 2.6 million active titles.

Source: Land Title and Survey Authority of BC

How much land in BC is Crown land, and how much is privately owned?

Crown land comprises about 94% of the total geographic area of British Columbia, and about 5% of land in British Columbia is privately owned. Federal Crown land comprises 1%.

Sources: Province of British Columbia

What is the total investment in BC private land construction projects?

The value of new construction in British Columbia in 2018 was roughly $31.7 billion.

Source: BC Assessment

How many active strata corporations and strata lots are there in BC?

As of September 1, 2019, there were 32,218 filed strata plans and 671,351 active strata lots.

Source: Land Title and Survey Authority of BC