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New for 2016: National Occupational Standards for Environmental Employment
Establishing a National Occupational Standard (NOS) is a vital part of our support of the environmental industry. Occupational standards help set a benchmark for skills and competencies in the industry, which helps establish expectations for employers and professionals alike.
On the Right Track? Transport Canada Proposes Regulating Locomotive Emissions
Transport Canada’s announcement in June that rail regulations will change this September achieves several things, for both the environment and public health and safety.
Rio 2016: The Sustainability Games?
The organizers of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio have, by all accounts, been committed to producing an event that lowers the usual environmental footprint of the Olympics. The Games are traditionally known as resource hogs, and these games are no different. What are some of the issues and innovations?
Investing in the future of Canada’s Environmental Workforce
For the people at Caro Analytical Services, ECO Canada’s Environmental Youth Corps internship program is more than a way to find new employees — they look at it as a way to invest in the future of their company.
The program, which receives funding from Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Science Horizons, gives new graduates opportunities to start their careers in the environmental sector and host organizations the chance to expand their teams.
Monthly Snapshot: Compliance creates waves of opportunity for water quality specialists
Over 83,000 core professionals work to keep our groundwater, surface water, drinking water and wastewater safe from pollution, but over 400,000 professionals use “water quality skills” in their roles. See how compliance is driving employment opportunities in this sector with our latest snapshot.
Growing Canada’s Environmental Start-ups
For Supriya Tandan, joining Nimonik as an Environmental Youth Corps intern set her career on an unexpected trajectory. Learn how the EYC internship program helps grow careers and environmental start-ups.
Are Waste Reduction Programs Successful? Two Cities Show Different (Yet Similar) Results
As cities grow, so too does their carbon footprint. Canadian cities have, one by one, pledged to reduce or divert as much waste as possible by 2020. But how are they doing?
A New (Re)Purpose: Innovations to Reduce Waste
“Waste not, want not” is an adage as old as the hills (thanks, Benjamin Franklin), but it’s becoming a mainstay of innovation for scientists and environmental industry professionals who are out to curb the amount of junk cluttering our landfills or filling our oceans.
Here are some exciting new advancements – from names you might recognize, but many you may not.
Monthly Snapshot: Diverse Skills Mean Opportunity in Environmental Health and Safety
Looking for a change in role? Consider Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S). Our research shows some promising opportunities for environmental professionals interested in this area.
Ontario Climate Change Mitigation and Low-Carbon Economy Act: What can you expect?
Recently, the government of Ontario passed Bill 172, the Climate Change Mitigation and Low-Carbon Economy Act.
We talked with our VP-Advisory & Training, Dr. Yogendra Chaudhry to discuss the key features of this Act and how it affects the industry.