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.