EP® Employer Designation

Enjoy Instant Authority and Recognition as a Canadian Environmental Leader.

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Maximize Your Employer Potential and Grow Your Business with the EP® Employer Designation

EP® Employer designation helps companies recruit and retain environmental professionals, access industry-leading training programs, and elevate their presence in the environmental sector. 

Why Join?

EP® Employer Member Benefits

Gain mentorship resources for employees.

Support your marketing and RFP efforts as an environmental leader.

Access resources to help your business form or revise your core HR objectives/best practices.

Capitalize on free and discounted training sessions, webinars and workshops that increase employee retention rates.

Receive a discount on Indigenous trainer license and support programs.

Enhance Your HR Strategy

Our HR Assessment Tool provides a tactical analysis of your organization’s HR practices and program, and is the flagship EP® Employer benefit. Complete the survey, and we’ll provide you with a detailed assessment and suggestions for improvement.


EP® Employer Application Process

Confirm alignment
to ECO Canada Values
Pay Your EP® Employer Application Fee
Application fee for EP Employer is $250
Complete EP® Employer Application
• Document key organizational information related to HR practices and commitment to employee training
• Agree to uphold the EP Code of Ethics
Approved as Pre-Qualified EP Employer Status
Access to limited HR Resources/Benefits
Submit list of EPt/EP/EP Auditor eligible employees
• Pay Application Fees with 15% Discount
• Book ECO 101 Session
EPt/EP/EP Auditor Applicants Apply
• Board Approval Process
• Pay Membership Fees with 20% Discount
Upgrade to Qualified EP Employer Status*
EP Employer Seal and Certificate Received
Access to Full Benefits

Eligibility Requirements

To qualify for EP® Employer status, you must:

  • Align with the EP® Employer Core Values
  • Hire professionals who have appropriate skills and knowledge to support business objectives
  • Recognize employee performance
  • Encourage professional development
  • Promote good employee productivity and motivation
  • Encourage communication between management and employees
  • Promote social and environmental responsibility and business ethics
  • Uphold the EP® Code of Ethics

How to maintain your EP® Employer Status

The EP® Employer designation is awarded to organizations as a 5-year term. As a certified organization, you must fulfill annual requirements to remain in good standing. We connect with all of our certified organizations annually to help them maintain their designation.

Hear what EP® Employers are saying:

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