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Careers in Selected Environmental Sub-Sectors: Current Job Trends and Future Growth
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- Year 2017
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Note: The total number of core environmental workers for this combined sub-sector is updated. Please refer to the New Ways of Measuring Environmental Employment report to find the current numbers. Career pathways, trends and key findings in Selected Environmental Sub-Sectors report remain accurate.
Professionals in Communication and Public Awareness (CPA), Education and Training (ET), Research Development (RD), and Policy and Legislation (PL) often move between these four sub-sectors and apply skills acquired in one sub-sector to others. For this reason, the four of them are covered in this single report.
Careers in CPA-ET-RD-PL are multi-disciplinary and practitioners have diverse educational backgrounds, such as engineering, law, education, physical sciences and business.
Read the Selected Environmental Sub-Sectors report for the latest labour market insights into these sub-sectors, including labour force by province, employers, career pathways, and industry trends.
- Opportunities: Ontario had the greatest number of employed CPA-ET-RD-PL professionals (37% of all in Canada) and the highest number of posted jobs (52% of all in Canada), according to data collected in 2015.
- Employment Outlook: PL is projected to grow by 4.6% to 5.1% annually; CPA, 4.5% to 5.1%; RD, expected to grow by 3.0% to 3.2% annually and ET, by 1.9% to 3.0%
- Trends: growing public awareness and interest in environmental issues is creating an increased demand for environmental education.