Careers in Sustainability: Current Job Trends and Future Growth
2013 Sustainability Occupational Study
Sustainability is one of the fastest growing environmental fields in Canada. Currently, over 50,000 professionals spend 50% or more of their work time on activities related to environmental, economic and social sustainability.
These impressive employment numbers demonstrate the critical role that Sustainability Professionals play in numerous organizations, including managing risk, increasing capital returns, and supporting new business growth.
Despite the clear importance of sustainability work, many prospective professionals do not have the up-to-date information they need to plan for a rewarding, viable career in sustainability. This report is designed to bridge the gap by providing valuable insight on key sustainability employment trends in Canada.
If you've ever considered a career in sustainability and wondered, "Where are the jobs and how can I get started?" this report is for you.
- Where the jobs are - top sustainability employers and demand by province
- What it takes to get hired - required skills, education and experience for sustainability careers
- Who works in the sector - key characteristics of the sustainability workforce
- How viable these careers will be - typical salaries and future growth in the sustainability sector