Careers in Fisheries and Wildlife: Current Job Trends and Future Growth


Note: The total number of core environmental workers for this 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 the Fisheries & Wildlife report remain accurate.

Canada’s Fisheries & Wildlife (FW) sub-sector is a large multi-disciplinary field, which is expected to maintain stable growth from the 2017-24 forecast horizon..

In 2015, the core workforce was comprised of 12,569 professionals in Canada. By 2024, that number is projected to increase to 14,864.

Core workers perform activities directly related to FW management and protection, and they typically spend more than half of their time doing so. This publication focuses on core FW workers.

Read the Fisheries & Wildlife report for the latest labour market insights into this sub-sector, including common occupations by practice area, employers and hiring patterns, demand by province, and industry trends.


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