A growing sub-sector that has a key role to play in everyday Canadian life
Careers in Waste Management deal with handling both hazardous and non-hazardous waste, as well as the development of legislation guidelines, regulations and standards. Growing emphasis on waste reduction, environmental protection and sustainability in the private and public realms is driving a need for expertise.
16% of employers surveyed report having unfilled positions in waste management. The secondary industries (i.e. recyclable materials wholesalers, engineering construction, engineering services) are the most in need of workers, with a quarter of these employers reporting unfilled positions.
In this report, you’ll learn about:
- Opportunities. 4,000 new jobs expected in 5 years in six key industries
- Earnings. A person can expect an average starting salary of $45,290 according to data collected in 2015
- Trends. Public concern over climate change and other factors have supported the creation of new waste regulations that result in more demand for waste management specialists