Labour Market Research Report

Natural Resource Management: Current Job Trends and Future Growth

Explore a career path related to managing forest, agricultural, mineral and other natural resources.

Natural Resource Management: a field of practice full of opportunities

The combination of positive cycles of growth in the forestry sector, future resource project development, a supportive political environment, and growing environmental protection budgets for governments and companies are factors that are expected to result in job opportunities.

In 2015, approximately 2,000 employers posted 4,020 advertisements for job vacancies for Natural Resource Management professionals in Canada. In addition, 31% of employers in this field reported that they expect their overall employment to increase between 2015-2018.

In this report you’ll learn about:

  • Career pathways. Common fields of study and career stages in Natural Resource Management
  • Opportunities. In 2016, British Columbia had 22% of Canada’s Natural Resource Management labour force
  • Career outlook. 57% of Natural Resource Management employers reported that they filled vacant positions in the 2015-16 period

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