ECO Canada works closely with industry professionals and conducts Labour Market Research, to provide relevant employment information that fosters positive competency outcomes for students enrolled accredited environmental programs. The goal is to facilitate a national environmental committee and administer current and relevant information, which will support post-secondary environmental education across Canada.
The Canadian Environmental Accreditation Commission (CEAC) accredits science degrees, studies degrees, diplomas and post-graduate certificates offered through nationally recognized post-secondary institutions. A requirement for post-secondary environmental programs seeking accreditation is to demonstrate environmental competency outcome for students. Institutions undergo a thorough assessment of the environmentally focused curriculum. The goal is to work with academic institutions to provide learning opportunities to students that allow them to gain competencies relevant for employment or to further education within industry, government, or academia.