Graduates of the Applied Environmental Science and Planning Technology program will be immediately employable by government, industry, and environmental consulting.
Many program graduates go directly from Selkirk to employment in the environmental field. There are graduates working as Environmental Planning technologists, GIS technologists, GIS analysts, wildlife technologists, environmental coordinators, environmental compliance technologists, etc. Below is a partial list of employers where IEP graduates have found employment:
- BC Government
- Golder & Associates
- Morrow Environmental Consultants
- Environment Canada
- Department of Fisheries and Oceans
- BC Hydro
- Regional District Planning Offices
- Teck Cominco
- Oil and gas exploration firms, Northern BC
Career Options Include
- Environmental field technologists
- Government land use and Resource management Agencies
- Non-Profit (NGO) advocacy
- Planning and environmental consulting firms
Regarding job prospects, sources such as Land Conservancy organizations, Environmental Science & Engineering and the Environmental Careers Organization (eco.ca) have excellent, current analyses on the status and growth of the Canadian and international environmental sectors and related career opportunities. Canada’s environmental sector is growing faster than the Canadian economy as a whole, and studies have identified thousands of job openings in the Canadian environmental sector.
If you wish to visit the campus and tour the facilities or if you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Chair of the School of Environment and Geomatics.