Permitting Coordinator

NOC #14301

  • Environment Primarily indoor/office work
  • Education Post-secondary degree
  • Average salary $49,000 to $93,000

Career profile

Permitting coordinators prepare reports summarizing requirements and regulations. They determine if there are any violations, collect evidence and determine what actions need to be taken. They prepare, organize and maintain inspection records, permit applications, variances and land use requests.

In the construction industry, a permit coordinator works with a design team to ensure projects stay on track. As essential project management specialists, they coordinate permits and regulatory applications, reviews and approvals.

Exploration and production, Pipelines, Oil and gas services, Oil sands, Offshore, Well site decommissioning, Engineering, design and procurement, Geothermal, Solar, Wind

In this occupation, activities may include:

  • Examining permits, licenses, applications and records to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations or standards
  • Entering, transcribing, recording, storing and maintaining reports on requirements and regulations
  • Preparing, organizing and maintaining inspection records
  • Researching and keeping informed of changing laws, regulations or standards
  • Monitoring actions in cases of violations and reviewing compliance monitoring reports
  • Reviewing and evaluating applications


  • Typically a post-secondary degree is required.

  • Minimal or no travel
  • Primarily indoor/office work
  • Work not physically demanding
  • Safety-sensitive environment
  • English language
  • Law and government
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Computers and electronics
  • Engineering and technology
  • Biology
  • Public safety and security
  • Active listening
  • Critical thinking