Snapshots of Environmental Career Choice
Assemble the complete picture of the Canadian Environmental Workforce.
We produce comprehensive environmental Labour Market Information (LMI) that describe important facts and trends related to employment. This information is presented in our series of info-graphic reports known as Snapshots of Environmental Career Choice. Each Snapshot defines a sub-sector related to environmental work, based on our Sector Model for Environmental Employment.
Note: The total number of core environmental workers for all sub-sectors 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 snapshots remain accurate.
The snapshots below feature the key characteristics of the environmental workforce, and the future demand for workers. By viewing them together, you’ll gain a complete picture of the Canadian Environmental Workforce.
Snapshot 1 of 13: Sustainability
Snapshot 2 of 13: Air Quality
Snapshot 3 of 13: Site Assessment & Reclamation
Snapshot 4 of 13: Energy
Snapshot 5 of 13: Environment Health and Safety
Snapshot 6 of 13: Water Quality
Snapshot 7 of 13: Natural Resource Management
Snapshot 8 of 13: Fisheries&Wildlife
Snapshot 9 of 13: Waste Management
Combined Snapshots 10, 11, 12 and 13: Selected Environmental Sub-Sectors
Environmental Careers Converging Across Four Environmental Sub-Sectors: Communications & Public Awareness (CPA), Education & Training (ET), Research & Development (RD), Policy & Legislation (PL)
- 57,700 estimated workers in the four environmental sub-sectors
- Key Practice Areas: Public Engagement (CPA); Outdoor Environmental Education (ET); National and Provincial Ministries (RD); Environmental Litigation (PL)
- Demand growth projected by 2024: CPA: 5.1%; ET: 3%; RD: 3.2%; PL: 5.1%
- * Careers in Communications & Public Awareness, Education & Training, Research & Development, Policy & Legislation, 2017