ECO Canada keeps its finger on the pulse of the environmental sector


ECO Canada Profile of Employment 2010September 20, 2010 – ECO Canada’s 2010 Profile of Canadian Environmental Employment is now available for download. The study provides valuable information for employers, educators and professionals working in the environmental sector and students considering a potential future in environmental work. The data was gathered through a quantitative survey of 2,204 organizations across all major industry groups in Canada and weighted by statistics reported from the Labour Force Survey, the Census, and the Canadian Business Patterns Database in order to facilitate the estimation of total national and provincial environmental employment and the characteristics of these workers.

The report covers several topics including:

  • Profile of current environmental employment in Canada
  • Strategies used by HR departments
  • Best practices for retention and recruiting of workers
  • Employee engagement & turnover
  • Per-employee budgets for training
  • Hiring and hiring difficulties during the economic downturn
  • Future hiring expectations

The objective of ECO Canada’s Labour Market Information reports are to provide Canada’s environmental stakeholders including employers, the academic community, potential employees, and governments at all levels with current and accurate information to help guide initiatives and foster growth within the sector.

More information can be found on our website as well as English and French copies of the report available for free public download.



ECO Canada is a not-for-profit organization that was first established in 1992 under the federal government’s Sector Council initiative.

Over the past 17 years, ECO Canada has grown into its own as an organization focused on supporting Canada’s environment industry by communicating with industry stakeholders, conducting research and creating the necessary resources required to address human resource needs in order to ensure the success of this dynamic sector.


Jessica Reynen

Communications Coordinator


ECO Canada

Suite 200, 308 – 11th Avenue SE

Calgary, Alberta T2G 0Y2

Ph: (403) 476-1931

Fax: (403) 269-9544


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