Careers in Water Quality: 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 Water Quality report remain accurate.

Clean water is essential to every habit on earth, making water quality management a key component of many environmental jobs. Over 499,000 environmental workers apply water quality skills in their work, while roughly 83,500 professionals work in core water quality careers.

Careers in Water Quality explores what it’s like to be part of Canada’s dynamic water quality workforce, examining everything from common occupations and employer industries, to skills and education requirements, typical salaries, and future hiring trends.

Read this resource to find your best green career in water quality.


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