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Environment & Sustainability

Work Area

Work in this sector encompasses a large range of professions. Possible work areas include:

  • Environmental protection and preservation
  • Geographic information system (GIS)
  • Eco-friendly or green design
  • Sustainable development
  • Clean technology
  • Renewable energy
  • Environmental research and development
  • Environmental policy and legislation
  • Health care and social assistance
  • Site assessment, remediation and reclamation
  • Waste management and recycling
  • Landscape architect
  • Building inspection
  • Regional planning and urban planning
  • Air/water/land quality assurance
  • Environmental education and training
  • Environmental consulting
  • Green economy

Typical Employers

Typical employers can be categorized into the following core areas:

  • Environmental protection. Organizations in air quality, water quality, site assessment and reclamation, waste management, health and safety industry sectors. Typical employers include but not limited to, engineering consulting firms, government, chemical, petrochemical or utility companies, GIS firms, surveying and computer mapping companies.
  • Resource management. Organizations in energy, fisheries and wildlife, natural resource management industry sectors. Typical employers include but not limited to, local, provincial and federal governments, national parks, commercial fish farms and hatcheries, and non-profit and inter-governmental organizations, consulting and business firms.
  • Environmental sustainability. Organizations in education and training, research and development, policy and legislation, communications and public awareness industry sectors. Typical employers include but not limited to, general medical and surgical hospitals, colleges universities and professional schools, governments, legal services, social advocacy services, advertising and related services, non-profit organizations.

Industry Profiles

To learn more about this sector, visit the following web sites:

Career Profiles

To learn more about different career options in this sector, visit the following web sites:

  • Career Profiles (ECO Canada)
    Career profiles categorized by envirostream: Air, animals, communication, governance, water, plants, communities, human use, and land. Each profile includes job duties, salary and related careers.
  • Environmental Science Careers (EnvironmentalScience.org)
    A list of careers and salary information (by state).
  • Career Kit - Forest Products Industry (The Greenest Workforce)
    Job profiles, careers in the forest products industry, fast-facts on careers and more.
  • Environmental Health Careers (AEHAP)
    What do environmental health professionals do and what are the different areas of specialization.

Career Books

Find an Organization

McGill, Quebec & Ontario


  • BC - British Columbia Environmental Industry Members (BCEIA)
    BCEIA members. Category: air, consulting/law, energy efficiency, engineering, laboratory, water, etc.
  • Environmental Marketplace (Canadian.Environmental.Com)
    Organizations in the environment. Categories: Recyclers, renewable energy, waste treatment, pollution prevention, etc.
  • Consulting Companies (Enviro-access Consulting)
    Companies offering environmental solutions. Fields: Water, air, soil, waste management, agriculture, ecological products, renewable energies and more.
  • Environment Business Directory (Ontario Environment Business Directory)
    Companies in environmental business. Coverage: global. Searchable by location, goods/services, industry type, etc.


  • Environmental Industry Online (Environmental Expert)
    A portal to global environmental industry information and resources including buyers, suppliers, products, jobs, etc.
  • Canadian Environmental Resource Guide (Canada's Information Resource Centre) (VPN is required. 5-8 simultaneous users)
    Access is limited to 8 users at a time. Searchable listings of manufacturers, distributors, service companies, consulting firms, governmental offices, special libraries, trade representatives specializing in the environment.
  • Environmental Services (LinkedIn Company Directory)
    Select a major city in the world to see company listings.
  • Green Employers Database (MELDI)
    Listings of green agencies, companies and organizations.

Wildlife Conservation


Clean Technology / Sustainable Energy

Job Search Websites






Wildlife Conservation

Social Network, Communities & Conferences

Associations & Groups

  • ECO Canada
    The country's largest online resource for environmental jobs, training and certification.
  • RCEN - Affiliate Networks
    Links to provincial and territorial affiliate networks.

Please note that CaPS and McGill do not endorse any particular websites/services; the listing is for your information only.

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