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Selected Environmental Sub-Sectors: Current Job Trends and Future Growth


Education & Training; Research & Development; Policy & Legislation; Communications & Public Awareness: four multi-disciplinary fields of practice with diverse educational backgrounds

Professionals in those four areas often move from one field to another and apply their acquired skills. For this reason, we’re covering all of them in a single report.

Public Engagement, Outdoor Environmental Education, National and Provincial Ministries and Environmental Litigation are some of the key practice areas.

In this report, you’ll learn about:

  • Opportunities. Ontario had the greatest number of employed professionals in those four areas (37%), and the highest number of posted jobs (52%) according to data collected in 2015.
  • Employment Outlook. Policy & Legislation is projected to grow from 4.6% to 5.1% annually; Communications & Public Awareness, 4.5% to 5.1%; Research & Development, 3.0% to 3.2%; and Education & Training, 1.9% to 3.0%
  • Trends. Growing public awareness and interest in environmental issues is creating an increased demand for environmental education.

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