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National Occupational Standards for Environmental Employment (2016)

Environmental workers share 332 technical skills, 42 transferable skills and 12 areas of awareness. Read our detailed guide

Defining the scope of environmental work activities and skills

National Occupational Standards (NOS) are competencies required to perform successfully in a particular occupation. These standards are currently the foundation of ECO Canada’s EP® specializations.

As environmental employment continues to develop and mature, ensuring a common language in terms of knowledge and skills is among the most critical issues for the success of the entire environmental industry.

In this document, you’ll learn about:

  • Technical competencies that describe work tasks related to protecting, managing and sustaining the environment.
  • Transferable competencies that ECO Canada developed to assist employers and employees within the environmental sector.
  • 12 knowledge requirements shared commonly by environmental workers, such as awareness of ecosystem health principles and risks.

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