Careers in Environment

Our 15,000+ alumni are making meaningful change around the globe.

Where recent Environment grads are working

We asked Waterloo Environment alumni of the past 5 years to report back on where they are working.* What stands out is the wide variety of industries and careers paths. When it comes to working for a more sustainable future, the opportunities are endless.

34% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; 17% Public Administration (federal, provincial and municipal); 10% Manufacturing, Distribution and Retail; 10% Agriculture, Utilities, Mining and Construction; 9% Education; 7% Leisure and Hospitality; 5% Transportation (including Aviation); 4% Finance and Insurance; 3% Non-profit; 2% Health Care and Social Assistance

Note: The above infographic does not include Knowledge Integration (KI) graduates. Visit the KI website to learn more about what KI graduates are up to.

Environment and Business

  • Social Compliance Coordinator, Hudson’s Bay Company
  • Environmental Health & Safety Consultant, Stantec Consulting Ltd.
  • Sustainability Analyst, Sun Life Financial Inc.
  • Marketing Specialist, TELUS Corporation
  • Environmental Advisor, Toronto Transit Commission

Environment, Resources and Sustainability

  • Biologist, Ministry of Natural Resources, and Forestry Ontario
  • Environmental Consultant, North Shore Environmental Consultants
  • Environmental Scientist, Stantec Inc.
  • Policy Planner, Town of Oakville
  • Senior Programme Officer, United Nations

Geography and Aviation

  • Pilot, Transwest Air
  • First Officer, ORNGE
  • Co-Pilot, British Columbia Ambulance Service
  • Flight Training Instructor, Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre

Geography and Environmental Management

  • Program Assistant, Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change
  • Archaeological Field Technician, ECOH Management Inc.
  • Civil Designer, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc.
  • Environmental Coordinator, City of Guelph
  • Teacher, Waterloo Region District School Board


  • GIS Specialist, CanAcre
  • Software Developer, Esri Canada
  • Senior Application Analyst, Accenture
  • Analyst, Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces
  • Applications Support Engineer, exactEarth Ltd.

International Development

  • Program and Grant Officer, World Vision International
  • Program Development Consultant, Oxfam Canada
  • Policy Brief Writer, North South Institute
  • Officer, Institutional Partnerships, Right To Play

Knowledge Integration

After graduation, most Knowledge Integration (KI) graduates go on to either grad school or the workforce. Learn more about what KI graduates are up to.


  • Planner, WeirFoulds LLP
  • Assistant Planner, City of Toronto
  • Transportation Planner, City of Guelph
  • Urban Planner, Tunney Planning Inc.

Read profiles of Environment alumni to learn more about where a degree from Waterloo's Faculty of Environment can take you.