Environmental Careers Organization of Canada (ECO Canada) is a not-for-profit organization that was founded in 1992 to help nurture Canada’s growing environmental sector. For over 25 years, we’ve led the development of career development resources and training programs for environmental practitioners in Canada. We study the environmental labour market and examine ways to improve industry access and career advancement opportunities for new graduates as well as mid to senior level practitioners.
Our research provides valuable insights on green career trends, from top jobs to skills gaps to high-growth sectors. Governments, educators, youth and industry planners use our findings to make decisions and formulate strategy. The National Occupation Standard we developed also informs the skills and competencies required for Environmental Professional Certification(EP®) as well as ongoing training and professional development for environmental professionals.
Independence: We maintain independence in all areas of activity from funding to the development of policy positions.
Service & Quality: We strive to provide value to industry, employers and the workforce by ensuring high quality products and services.
Responsibility: The collective interest of our members is paramount over the individual needs of any particular member. By reflecting the collective interests of our members and stakeholders in our policy positions and initiatives, we will achieve the broader needs of society.
Sustainability: The need to consider not only the protection of the environment, but also human health and quality of life of individuals and communities achieved through prosperity and an equitable participation of all, is a principle that underlie all our activities.
To ensure an adequate supply of people with the demonstrated skills and knowledge required to meet the environmental human resource needs of the public and private sectors.
To build the world’s leading environmental workforce.