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Posted: July 23, 2021
With the broad array of environmental jobs arising in the labour market, it can be difficult for post-secondary environmental programs to remain aligned to the changing needs of the sector and keep up with the skills employers seek from graduates. It is time to stand out this upcoming academic year and overcome these challenges with national recognition with our accreditation program.

Teaching to Learn Interview with Kaitlyn Petrin, founder of Origin Environmental and certified BEAHR Instructor.

Posted: July 23, 2021
Learn more about Kaitlyn Petrin, ECO Canada BEAHR instructor.

An interview with Grant Trump, ECO Canada Board Member

Posted: July 22, 2021
Find out more about the creation of ECO Canada as we know it today in this interview with former CEO and current board member, Grant Trump.

ECO Canada and CEWIL Partnership Announcement

Posted: July 16, 2021
Announcing our partnership with CEWIL.

EP Spotlight with John Smythe

Posted: June 25, 2021
Meet John Smythe, EP

Supporting Canada as a Global Leader in Environmental Workforce Solutions

Posted: June 21, 2021
For young Canadians interested in an environmental career, ECO Canada offers support through vital on-the-job work experience and skills training ECO Canada has committed to helping young Canadians by administering wage subsidies through the federal government’s Youth Employment and Skills Strategy program, accelerating the career pathways of the next generation of environmental leaders.

In the news: Canada’s environmental workforce adds 34,600 jobs during pandemic: report, CBC

Posted: June 17, 2021

Announcing our new partnership with the Manitoba Environmental Industries Association (MEIA)

Posted: June 14, 2021

Celebrating World Ocean Day

Posted: May 27, 2021

Sustainable home upgrades for any renovation budget

Posted: May 26, 2021
Whether you live in a century home or a brand new one, home improvements will likely play a role in your future. Trying to decide where best to invest your time, money and effort can be overwhelming. We’ve put together some practical sustainable home upgrade ideas that you can implement yourself or with the help of a contractor.

Preparing Your Businesses for a Return to the Workplace

Posted: May 20, 2021
A year after businesses had to shift to remote working due to the pandemic companies are considering a return-to-the-office scheme for employees. As with the change to remote working, the shift back to on-site working may not be simple for everyone and could require an adjustment period. With that in mind, here are a few things you can do to help prepare your employees as they return to the office.

Announcement: New Workforce Initiatives in Alberta

Posted: May 18, 2021
We’re excited to announce that we’ve partnered with the Province of Alberta and several other associations to develop a green hiring outlook and job snapshots, talent strategies, career and worker transition resources, and an employer HR toolkit under two new workforce initiatives.

What is sustainable fishing?

Posted: May 13, 2021
In this part of our sustainability series, we’re looking at sustainable fishing. What is it? What are the problems with the fishing industry currently and how can we improve the situation to ensure that fishing stocks are still bountiful for future generations?

What is sustainable agriculture?

Posted: April 29, 2021
Global food supplies are currently facing a huge challenge. As the global population rises, so too does the need for food. With a global population expected to reach 9.7 billion by 2050, according to the UN, there’s a need to increase food production by 70% in the next 30 years to ensure enough food for everyone and avoid further food insecurity.

Succession planning for employees

Posted: April 23, 2021
Within a few years, almost 173,000 roles within the environmental industry will need to be filled. The net environmental job openings come from both retirement and sector growth. Let us walk you through a few steps to get you on your way to finding an environmental job.

EP Member Spotlight Feb

Posted: April 15, 2021
In this Member Spotlight, we interview Scott Hanna, a longtime EP member and recipient of Australia and New Zealand’s Certified Environmental Practitioner of the Year Award. Scott’s career has seen him work in over 20 countries and we hear some of the interesting things he has experienced in his 40+ years as an environmental practitioner.

What is sustainable fashion?

Posted: April 15, 2021
The fashion industry is currently anything but sustainable. It’s estimated that the fashion industry as a whole contributes more to climate change than the aeronautical and shipping industries combined. We take a look at what can be done.

Sustainability Series: What is sustainability and why is it important?

Posted: April 7, 2021
What does sustainability mean, and why is it important?

A year in research: a summary of our recent reports

Posted: April 6, 2021
Over the last 12 months, our research team has released 11 reports which dive into the future of Canada’s environmental sector and its workforce. We’ve looked at the overall trends for the sector as Canada begins post-pandemic recovery and into specific industries such as cleantech, energy-efficient buildings and nature conservation.

What is building as a system, and why is it important?

Posted: March 26, 2021
In our report, Assessment of Occupational Skills Needs and Gaps for the Energy Efficiency Buildings Workforce, we discussed the potential of buildings to help Canada reach its carbon reduction goals by 2050. One way in which this can be achieved is through using the “building as a system” approach in design and construction. We’ll take a look at what this term means and what the benefits are.