School of Environmental Studies


Environmental Studies


Environmental Studies

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A Future in Environmental Science

Visit Queen's Career Services in Gordon Hall for job postings, workshops, individual consultations, and to view the office's extensive collection of career-related resources. Or check out the links below for pages within our website containing resources related to environmental sciences.

Discover what job opportunities may be open to you when you graduate with either an undergraduate or graduate degree in Environmental Studies. Environmental careers include many types of positions--from forestry to geology, research to community outreach, environmental management to eco-tourism, and everything in between.

The Canadian Council of Human Resources in the Environment Industry (CCHREI) categorizes environmental jobs into three distinct, yet interrelated sectors, reflecting the dynamic and integrated nature of ecosystems.

Sector A

Environmental Protection

Sector B

Conservation & Preservation of Natural Resources

Sector C

Environmental Sustainability

  • Human & Environmental Health & Safety
  • Air Quality
  • Water Quality
  • Land Quality
  • Environmental Protection Management
  • Waste Management
  • Restoration & Reclamation
  • Fisheries and Wildlife
  • Parks and Natural Reserves
  • Forestry
  • Agriculture
  • Mining
  • Energy
  • Natural Resources Management
  • Education
  • Communications & Public Awareness 
  • Research & Development
  • Sustainable Development Management
  • Policy & Legislation

Adapted from the Final Report on Expansion, Update, and Maintenance of NOS [National Occupation Standards] for Environmental Employment 2003 (Canadian Council for Human Resources in the Environment Industry, Feb. 2004)