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Coast-to-Coast List of Accredited Programs in Canada

The following list of accredited post-secondary programs have been validated by ECO Canada as an education experience that supports the industry and hiring demands by employers. As the Canadian environmental workforce continues to expand across all industries, the demand for career-driven education from accredited programs will grow as well. There are currently 34 accredited environmental programs that meet the national standards of excellence and align with employability standards.

Program Level
Acadia University
Acadia University
  • Hands-on program 10 years in the making
  • Co-op program leads to graduate studies or work in the areas of Environmental Science or Geography
  • K.C. Irving Centre (KCIC), the Centre for Environmental Science, acts as a forum for synergies between Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, and Environmental Engineering
  • Program Accreditation Term: 2018-2025

BSc Environmental Science
Accredited since 2010

Carleton University
  • Broad and interdisciplinary approach to environmental science
  • Builds invaluable networks for career opportunities after graduation
  • Courses are practical and relevant, including field camp courses, thesis preparation courses and co-op options
  • Program Accreditation Term: 2017-2024
Fleming College
  • Teaches practical field skills and applied experience
  • Students receive access to the Solar Ecology Wastewater Treatment System and Centre for Alternative Wastewater Treatment (CAWT)
  • Program Accreditation Term: 2017-2024
Holland College
Holland College
  • Teaches scientific theory in classes such as environmental microbiology, soil science, air quality, and environmental chemistry
  • Application of theories working in rivers, streams, and wastewater treatment facilities collecting and analyzing water and soil samples
  • Students spend three days with the Southwest Environmental Association monitoring river and stream health
  • Graduates will be qualified to work as Environmental Technicians or pursue further education
  • Interim program accreditation term: November 2021 – May 2022
Keyano College
Keyano College
  • Exceptional and unique opportunities by offering students additional field and hands on experience through local research projects
  • Program focuses on environmental issues, problems and solutions that are associated with natural resources
  • Program Accreditation Term: 2013 – 2020

Environmental Technology Program

Accredited since 2013

Lakehead University
Lakehead University — Orillia Campus
  • Offers a unique interdisciplinary studies option, combining the arts and sciences, as well as programs in business, education and social work
  • Co-operative education options available
  • Known for producing environmentally conscious and responsible graduates with excellent communication skills and problem-solving abilities to meet the growing demands of interdisciplinary practitioners in the diverse fields of science and sustainability
  • Program Accreditation Term: 2017-2024

HBASc Environmental Sustainability

Accredited since 2017

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