Why Become An Environmental Professional (EP)?

Jennifer Schultz | January-15-14

ho do you ensure you stand out from the crowd when it comes to environmental employment in Canada


According to ECO Canada’s latest research, Canada’s environmental sector is growing. Within the past two decades, Canada’s environmental professionals have increased ten-fold. There are over 1.7 million environmental employees in Canada, representing 10% of the total workforce. Environmental employees are also well-educated and experienced.


So how do you stand out from the crowd?

The Environmental Professional (EP) designation can help you gain recognition and credibility for your environmental skills and knowledge.

Watch Diane Sandbrand, an environmental auditor and certified EP share her thoughts on the EP designation:



EP designation offers a range of options, allowing you to specialize in up to five areas of environmental work that align with your areas of expertise. There are 14 areas of specialization to choose from:

  • Environmental Manager
  • Air Quality
  • Water Quality
  • Site Assessment and Reclamation
  • Waste Management
  • Health and Safety
  • Energy
  • Fisheries and Wildlife
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Sustainability
  • Education and Training
  • Research and Development
  • Policy and Legislation
  • Communications and Public Awareness


ECO Canada also offers certification for auditing professionals, greenhouse gas professionals and meteorologists.


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