Cadastral surveying consists in creating new lots i.e., separating, recombining or subdividing one or many lots. Upon the client’s request, the land surveyor prepares a plan in which the dimensions of the new lot or the lots to be created are presented. The plan is first presented to the municipality in which the property is located to ensure that the project complies with the subdivision by-law. The land surveyor then sends the cadastral survey plan to the Ministère des Ressources naturelles du Québec (the Quebec Ministry of Natural Ressources) for approval. Finally, once everything is formalized, the new lots are recorded in the Land Register.