Since we started thegreenpages (when we were students looking for jobs in the “real world”), we have sifted through many, MANY, environmental job sites, boards and email list-servs (do they still call them that now?) and subscribed to dozens of newsletters.
Don’t forget to check out our LinkedIn Group. More and more employers are posting their jobs through LinkedIn and harnessing the power of the “Who you know” and networks phenomenon.
But if you don’t find exactly what you’re looking for, here’s a helpful list of the best environmental jobs sites to be found in Canada (as well as a few dozen more from our network in the comments field).
The grand-daddy of all-around, non-profit job posting sites in Canada, Charity Village has been around longer than I can remember (15 years as of this post). Along with postings in the charity sector, you will also find a breadth of jobs posted from colleges and universities, health-related organizations, and many national and international organizations. Considering their target audience, reach and reputation, the site’s rates are worth it. Plus, it’s a bilingual web site.
One of the newest and most innovative Canadian environmental job sites on the net, Gregg McLachlan and company from Southern Ontario have done a wonderful job in creating an environmental career resource. One unique feature is the ability to post and share your job profile and interests on their network. WorkCabin offers competitive rates for posting jobs ads, while Canadian colleges, universities, as well as volunteer/internship postings are free. WorkCabin is socially media savvy and even offers communications consulting services – WorkCabin Creative.
Funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Sector Council Program, ECO Canada is the big job site on the block with exceptional career resources for employers, professionals, educators, and students. ECO is a non-profit 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.” Access to job listings, resources and to career events is part of your free membership. You will definitely find a wealth of industry-based information and resources.
Based in Ottawa, GoodWork.ca is the original Canadian environment-related job posting website. They are the “Craigslist” of environmental jobs, events, eco real-estate listings, news, guides, and informational gateways from across Canada. With their comprehensive online network (planetfriendly.net) Peter Blanchard and company inspired us here at thegreenpages with one of the original “Canadian green directories.” I have had the pleasure of chatting with Peter a few years back and I can tell he has the tenacity and unwavering dedication to help provide useful and valuable information to job seekers from coast to coast.
In the end, no one job site does it all. And nothing can replace “people” networks, word-of-mouth, or who-you-know opportunities.
The best strategy is still to visit the career or employment sections of the company you would like to work for. Volunteer for them, as this is probably the best way for employers to see your potential.
R and F