The following colleges offer programs in cartography, or in GIS and the other cartographic sciences:
Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology, Ottawa
British Columbia Institute of Technology, Burnaby
College dc Limoilou, Quebec
College de l’Outaouais, Hull
Nova Scotia College of Geographical Sciences, Lawrencetown
Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology, Toronto
Sir Sandford Fleming College, Lindsay
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Calgary
Universities which offer degree programs with a significant cartographic component or which have recognized expertise in cartography are listed below. The departments in question are all geography, unless otherwise indicated.
Brock University, St. Catharines
Carleton University, Ottawa
Concordia University, Montreéal
McGill University, Montréal
Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s
Queen’s University, Kingston
Ryerson University, Toronto
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby
Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo
Université Laval, Québec (Geomatics)
Université de Montréal
Université du Québec à Chicoutimi
Université du Québec à Montréal
Université de Sherbrooke
University of British Columbia, Vancouver
University of Calgary (Geography; Surveying Engineering)
University of Guelph
University of New Brunswick, Fredericton (Geomatics)
University of Ottawa
University of Regina
University of Toronto (Geography)
University of Victoria
University of Waterloo
University of Western Ontario, London
University of Winnipeg
The federal, provincial and local government is one of the major employers. Job announcements can be found on the Internet or at the local government offices. Universities and colleges also employ cartographers. Opportunities arise in the private sector. Software companies and program developers are part of todays job market. Also insurance companies maopping business properties or the loses encountered after a disaster are all part of the emerging job opportunities for students. Planning agencies, marketing or advertising firms are all part of the new trend in hiring cartographers.
With a good education you should be able to find a job.
Cartographers in Canada are represented by a number of national and regional professional associations:
Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives
L’Association Québécoise de Cartographie
Canadian Association of Geographers
Canadian Cartographic Association
Canadian Institute of Surveying and Mapping
International Cartographic Association
These associations all publish journals or newsletters. The CCA, for example, produces Cartographica, a quarterly journal/monograph, and Cartouche, a newsletter, while the CISM publishes the CISM Journal. Most also hold an annual conference, or arrange local meetings during the year.
Among the many books written on cartography, the following are recommended as introductory reading:
Campbell J. (1998). Map Use and Analysis (3th ed.). Dubuque, IA:Wm C. Brown, McGraw-Hill.
Campbell J. (1991. Introductory Cartography (2th ed.). Dubuque, IA:Wm C. Brown, McGraw-Hill.