While most job losses brought on by COVID-19 in Canada and BC are expected to be temporary, there is a growing sentiment that some industries and occupations will take longer to recover. Environmental jobs are expected to rebound ahead of others and provide opportunities due to new roles in demand and the Government of Canada’s green economic recovery agenda, as well as high levels of retirement over the coming years. Investment in environmental sustainability areas such as contaminated sites, and the need for competent senior-level practitioners is driving a significant opportunity for employers and individuals in BC. A greater focus on talent management and skills development strategy is very important in order to align with these trends and support the shift to a skills-based economy.
In this talk, ECO Canada and industry expert, Monte Anions will share the latest environmental workforce trends in BC, areas of opportunity that are driving new job growth and replacement demand, as well as solutions that can support.
GeoPro Talks - Environmental Employment Forecasts and Investing in Green Human Capital