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National Environmental Workforce Strategy Framework


On March 9, 2021, over 40 environmental sector stakeholders gathered to discuss current workforce issues facing the sector and develop a strategic framework of potential solutions to national concerns.

Twelve broad strategic solutions were identified to address workforce attraction, retention and development issues related to employment in the environmental sector.

Proposed Solutions

Amongst the proposed solutions were to:

  • Elevate the profile of the environmental sector, professionals and careers through broad-based and targeted awareness campaigns
  • Develop experiential learning opportunities for career and job seekers
  • Increase capacity within the education system to support in-demand and growing occupations and environmental specializations
  • Promote talent management best practices, tools and resources for capacity building among small and medium-sized enterprises

Use the form to the right to download the findings and learn more about the Workforce Strategy and priority actions for key workforce issues and opportunities.

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