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Report predicts need for site remediation specialists

A report by ECO Canada, the Environmental Careers Organization, estimates that Canada will need to fill over 14,300...


A report by ECO Canada, the Environmental Careers Organization, estimates that Canada will need to fill over 14,300 jobs by 2009 in order to reclaim the country’s contaminated sites.
The report, titled “Who will do the cleanup?” estimates that 72% of the jobs needed are for non-federal sites, and 28% for federal sites.
Professionals in demand, says the report, include engineers, hydrogeologists and technologists. These will make up 47% of the demand.
Grant Trump, president and chief executive officer of ECO Canada, which is based in Calgary, says in a news release: “The industry needs to come up with a coordinated strategy to ensure that it has a workforce that is made up of highly skilled and well educated professionals as well as workers, with support and administrative staff who are properly trained to deal with contaminated sites.”
The report is available from www.eco.ca, click on “publications.”