Some people may be tempted to use one of the job sites which ‘crawl’ many job sites and index them for you. In essence, they are specialized search engines looking for job postings in a variety of places. These sites include:
- CareerBuilder (www.careerbuilder.ca)
- Careerjet (www.carrejet.ca)
- Eluta (www.eluta.ca)
- Simplyhired (www.simplyhired.ca)
- Vicinty Halton (halton.vicinityjobs.com)
- Wow Jobs (www.wowjobs.ca)
Unfortunately, most of these specialized search engines miss some exciting environmental postings! Here are seven places which you can point your browser and find success. The column heading “#” represents the number of job postings on each site in early November 2011. This number varies over time.
|Canada Employment Weekly||http://www.mediacorp.ca/online.html||
|Subscription only. Often available on-line at the public library (not Mohawk College). Good representation from Western Canada. Published weekly.|
|Canadian Solar Industry Association||http://www.cansia.ca/training-employment/employment-opportunities||
|Specializes in the renewable energy solar sector. Most jobs are in the private sector.|
|Exclusively in the civil society sector. There is a specific category for the environment! Office work; frequently in marketing, communication, administration and management. Updated each business day.|
|A combined listing from each of the Conservation Authorities in Ontario. Jobs vary in type, skill level and category. Most positions are well paying with benefits. Updated weekly.|
|Environmental Careers Organization||http://www.eco.ca||
|The Environmental Careers Organisation is based in Calgary and is funded by the Federal Government. The job board has a high percentage of private sector jobs, many in Western Canada. You must register to view the postings. There is no fee to register.|
|The majority of jobs are with environmental non-governmental organisations. Updated daily. Can subscribe to the e-mail list to get postings directly. Most jobs are in Ontario.|
|Representation from a variety of sectors, locations and skill levels.|
The largest employer of environmental workers is the broader public sector. For these postings, search for the federal, provincial and municipal sites. The sites described in the previous table do not often have postings from these employers. Do not forget about the agencies, boards and crown corporations such as Hydro One, and GO Transit.
Mike Fellowes is a Continuing Education Student currently studying within the Career Consultant Certificate Program at Mohawk College. MCACES offers a comprehensive Employment Advisement program for our students. For more information about Employment Advisement, please visit the MCACES website, www.mcaces.ca or contact Lidia Siino, Employment & Communications Specialist at Lidia.firstname.lastname@example.org.