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Environmental Auditor

Environmental auditors assess the environmental performance of operations in business and industry.

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Also Known As

Hazardous Waste Auditor, Industrial Hygiene Auditor, Inspector, Investigator, Remediation and Reclamation Specialist, Solid Waste Auditor, Water Quality Specialist

Employment and Advancement

Below-average occupational growth is expected in Alberta for 2016 to 2020. Job openings are a result of employment turnover and newly created positions.

Environmental auditors may be employed by or work on a contract basis for:

  • engineering and environmental consulting firms
  • government departments
  • utility companies
  • manufacturing firms
  • resource-based companies (agriculture, forestry, mining, oil and gas).

Experienced environmental auditors may advance to supervisory and management positions.

Environmental auditors are part of the larger 2011 National Occupational Classification 2263: Inspectors in public and environmental health and occupational health and safety. In Alberta, 85% of people employed in this classification work in the following industries:

The employment outlook in this occupation will be influenced by a wide variety of factors including:

  • trends and events affecting overall employment (especially in the industries listed above)
  • location in Alberta
  • employment turnover (work opportunities generated by people leaving existing positions)
  • occupational growth (work opportunities resulting from the creation of new positions)
  • size of the occupation.

Over 9,400 Albertans are employed in the Inspectors in public and environmental health and occupational health and safety occupational group. This group is expected to have a below-average annual growth of 1.0% from 2016 to 2020. As a result, 94 new positions are forecast to be created each year, in addition to job openings created by employment turnover. Note: As environmental auditors form only a part of this larger occupational group, only some of these newly created positions will be for environmental auditors.

Employment turnover is expected to increase as members of the baby boom generation retire over the next few years.

The information contained in this profile is current as of the dates shown. Salary, employment outlook and educational program information may change without notice. It is advised that you confirm this information before making any career decisions.

The information contained in this profile is current as of the dates shown. Salary, employment outlook and educational program information may change without notice. It is advised that you confirm this information before making any career decisions.

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