These are the fastest growing 'green jobs' in Canada right now

Apr 19 2018, 3:31 am

As talk of climate change continues to dominate headlines, it’s no wonder the desire for ‘green jobs’ has skyrocketed over the past few years.

So, with Earth Day approaching this weekend, job search site has identified the 7 fastest-growing ‘green jobs’ in Canada – meaning jobs that are focused on helping the environment.

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“With a growth of 188% over the last 3 years, employer demand for Recycling Workers has skyrocketed since 2014, supporting an ever growing industry in Canada,” said Jodi Kasten, managing director at Indeed Canada. “In fact, according to the Canadian Association of Recycling Industries, an informal survey by CARI of the Canadian recycling industry found that it directly employs approximately 34,000 people in Canada.”

The need for workers in the green sector only continues to grow. So, if you’re unhappy in your career or looking for where to start one, maybe this Earth Day will see you starting a whole new green life.

Job Title Growth in the last 3 years
Recycling Worker 188%
Ecologist 98%
Director of Environmental Services 74%
Environmental Scientist 34%
Environmental Technician 29%
Environmental Specialist 26%
Environmental Compliance Specialist 19%


Data presented reflects growth in share of jobs postings comparing the 12 months ending in March 2018 and the same period 3 years prior.

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