For over two decades, we’ve worked with policy makers, industry leaders, employers, and professionals to study the Canadian environmental labour market.

Our findings help inform the decisions made by governments, industry planners, educators and future and current environmental professionals.

Our labour market research is funded by the Government of Canada’s Sectoral Initiatives program and adheres to strict research guidelines.

Explore the research

Search by topic to view the available research publications and reports.

Environmental Employment Analysis

Our new series of quarterly reports give you a complete picture on employment trends so that you can learn which environmental sectors are currently hiring and what kind of skills they’re looking for. Learn more:

New Ways of Measuring Environmental Employment

ECO Canada is examining new ways of measuring environmental employment. Learn more about goods and services, job hiring trends and preliminary exploration of supply and demand.

Note: The total number of core environmental workers is current. ECO Canada is using the numbers provided in the New Ways of Measuring Environmental Employment to describe the workforce.

Environmental Career Choice & Planning

Plan your ideal environmental career path with detailed info on the top employers, skills requirements, and available jobs in different environmental sub-sectors.

Note: The total number of core environmental workers 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 the Environmental Career Choice & Planning section remain accurate.

Snapshots of Environmental Career Choice

The snapshots below feature the key characteristics of the environmental workforce, and the future demand for workers. By viewing them together, you’ll gain a complete picture of the Canadian Environmental Workforce.

Note: The total number of core environmental workers 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 the snapshots listed below remain accurate.

Canadian Environmental Employment

Explore the trends that define the overall demand for environmental workers in Canada.

Green Economy and Green Jobs

Explore green employment opportunities and impacts of the green economy.

Labour Supply Issues

Learn more about the issues that impact sources of environmental workers in Canada.

National Occupational Standards

Review our National Occupational Standards (NOS) to see how environmental employment is defined and measured.

HR Strategies & Management

Customize your HR strategy with these reports on building, motivating, and engaging your environmental team.

ECO Canada’s research is funded by the Government of Canada’s Sectoral Initiatives Program. The opinions and interpretations of all publications are the authors’ and do not necessarily reflect those held by the Government of Canada.

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