Connecting Paths in the
Environmental Sector

We Support the People Growing Canada’s Environmental Industry, One Path At a Time

Take Steps to Further Your Future

For over 25 years ECO Canada has been developing resources and programs to train and certify environmental professionals. Whether you are new to the profession or have years of experience, we will help you along your career journey.

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Meet just a few of the individuals who started down their environmental career path with the support of ECO Canada:


What type of support can ECO Canada offer environmental professionals?

EP Certification
The National Occupation Standard we developed informs the skills and competencies required for Environmental Professional Certification (EP®), as well as ongoing training and professional development for environmental professionals.
Environmental Professionals and Employers at ECO Impact Awards
Training & Events
We’ve been gathering information about Canada’s environmental labour market since 1992. The result of all this knowledge? Training and professional development courses — including Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees — that help you make the most of industry opportunities and navigate an ever-changing sector.
ECO+ PRO Membership for New Practitioners
As the leading provider of employment programs that contribute to the development of the environmental workforce for the past 25 years, we are the source for employers and candidates to receive wage funding support.
For over two decades, we’ve worked with policy makers, industry leaders, employers, and professionals to study the Canadian environmental labour market. Our findings help inform the decisions made by governments, industry planners, educators and future and current environmental professionals.
We help to showcase post secondary institutions’ commitment to educational excellence. Our national environmental program accreditation provides objective, formal validation of your program’s commitment to exceptional education.

ECO Canada has been connecting people within the environmental sector for over 25 years. This spring, we launch our first ever national TV ad campaign to increase recognition of environmental work across Canada.

Our connecting paths campaign recognizes the array of environmental work and specializations within Canada, while demonstrating how they’re all connected.
From wildlife biologists working on conservation in the Canadian shield, to environmental lawyers in the prairies, to Indigenous rights and environmental training, all the way to water quality specialists on the west coast, ECO Canada is there to support the people growing the environmental sector.
Our national TV ad launches Monday Mar 26, 2018 and will run on Global and CTV in the following regions; Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa, Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Northern and Atlantic Canada. If you haven’t spotted our ad on TV yet, take this opportunity to watch it here:

If you’ve been recognized with Environmental Professional (EP) or Environmental Professional-in-training (EPt) designation, or one of our expert auditor designations – EP(CEA) and EP(EMSLA) – then you may be interested in viewing our video series on how our EP designated members are making a difference through their environmental work. Our video on Ian Smith, EP is live on our Connecting Paths page. Stay tuned for more stories and videos, and learn more about EP designation here.

We’re creating a hub for resources geared toward environmental professionals at all levels, and at all stages – we’re connecting the paths leading to a meaningful career.
Connecting Paths is a way to showcase everything that we can do to get you started on your career path, and how we’re there to support your professional development with resources and programs designed to increase expertise. We’ve put together a guide that covers how we support careers in the sector, and the strategies we’ve been working hard on this past year to create more awareness of environmental work.

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Download our Connected Paths Guide to find out what we’ve been doing, and how we can support your career.

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