Toronto climate jobs

Does anybody know of any climate-related jobs in Toronto?

All of these sectors are potentially of interest: government (federal, provincial, municipal), academia, non-profits, and the private sector.

I am interested in work in a wide variety of sectors including:

  • The federal, provincial, and municipal governments
  • Non-governmental organizations
  • Academia
  • and the private sector.

Feel free to email me at rather than post comments here.

Author: Milan

In the spring of 2005, I graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in International Relations and a general focus in the area of environmental politics. In the fall of 2005, I began reading for an M.Phil in IR at Wadham College, Oxford. Outside school, I am very interested in photography, writing, and the outdoors. I am writing this blog to keep in touch with friends and family around the world, provide a more personal view of graduate student life in Oxford, and pass on some lessons I've learned here.

14 thoughts on “Toronto climate jobs”

  1. I feel like I have given Ottawa a good try: three years at four different jobs (with one to go before July).

    I want to try something different. I went straight from grad school into work, and I want to try a few different kinds while I am still light on obligations and responsibilities.

    There also seems to be exciting climate-related work ongoing in the city.

  2. Forget all that Toronto climate mumb0-jumbo, you’re moving to Quadra to help Jessica and I grow vegetable seeds. The pay is…don’t worry about the pay. Lots of fresh kale to eat year ’round!

  3. I really appreciate the invitation, and I hope I get to see your farm at some point.

    For now, though, it has to be Toronto.

  4. More probably Mr Ford’s victory can be attributed to the post-recession reality of Toronto, where the gap between rich and poor has widened into a gulf. In some ways the city has recovered well from the recession. The economy of greater Toronto which accounts for one in eight jobs in Canada, is expected to grow by 5% this year. The country’s five largest banks all have their headquarters there; they were barely hurt by the global financial crisis.

    But other part’s of the city’s economy have not fared as well. Manufacturers who export to the weak American market continue to suffer, and their woes have kept the city’s unemployment rate above the national average. Immigrants, who make up roughly 50% of the city’s population, have been hit particularly hard.

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  6. Lefties locked out of Ford administration

    There won’t be a single left-leaning councillor in the senior ranks at Rob Ford’s city hall, The Globe and Mail has learned.

    The mayor-elect has selected a slate of supporters and like-minded conservatives to chair all seven of Toronto council’s standing committees and to sit on his cabinet-like executive committee, picks that confirm David Miller’s acolytes have been shut out of the Ford administration.

    All but two represent wards in the former suburbs that Mr. Ford won overwhelmingly on election day.

    The previously unreported chairs include: Scarborough’s Paul Ainslie as the chair of the Government Management committee; Davenport’s Cesar Palacio as chair of the Licensing and Standards committee; Scarborough’s Norm Kelly as chair of the Parks and Environment Committee; and North York’s Giorgio Mammoliti as chair of the Community Development and Recreation committee.

  7. This is a long shot, but look at page 2 of this report:

    Funding for research for ocean acidification has EXPLODED.

    Maybe there is some niche there for you. Do you follow this blog?

    That particular post isn’t useful for you, but there may be positions that aren’t specifically scientific research, but more policy based…just a thought…

    Happy Holidays!


  8. PLUGGED in, narcissistic and upbeat, America’s twenty-somethings may be the most educated, diverse and digitally savvy generation in the country’s history. They are also most likely to be living with their parents. Though they burst into the workforce with expectations of fun and fulfilment (leading employers to grouse about their sense of entitlement), they have been delivered a slap by the recession. Nearly 16% of 18-24-year-olds are unemployed, almost double the national average. Most are simply struggling to keep their heads above water, according to the MacArthur Research Network.

    The young in previous generations have also tended to drift, yet “opportunity structures today are less forgiving of trifling mistakes.” That is one of the conclusions of “Not Quite Adults”. Drawing on eight years of data and more than 500 interviews with young people between 18 and 34, Richard Settersten and Barbara Ray dismantle the common belief that this generation has been coddled into laziness. Rather, these young adults have come of age at a particularly merciless moment. Even before the recession, which will wreak lasting havoc on their earning power and trust in government, the market had ceased rewarding diligent, low-skilled labour with reasonable pay and benefits. Employment is now largely divided into well-paid, highly-skilled jobs and the poorly paid, less-secure jobs of the service sector. The middle has been hollowed out, on-the-job training is rare and good posts hard to come by.

  9. McGuinty aims to axe 1,400 public-service jobs


    Last updated Monday, Feb. 21, 2011 9:43AM EST

    The Ontario Public Service is bracing for job cuts that could put more than 1,000 bureaucrats out of work, as Dalton McGuinty’s government seeks to demonstrate a commitment to austerity before a fall election.

    Asked for a progress report on efforts to shrink the bureaucracy by 5 per cent, a senior provincial official said the government has identified more than half the jobs being trimmed. But the process will be accelerated in the months ahead, with deputy ministers informed that they need to be more aggressive in order to reach the target by this summer.

    “Deputies are taking it seriously,” the official told The Globe and Mail, insisting that all departments will be expected to engage in the process. “They’re at the point where they know this is real.”

    For the first time since Finance Minister Dwight Duncan announced the target in his budget nearly two years ago, the downsizing will involve significant pain. The transfer of 1,253 tax collectors to the federal government following the implementation of the harmonized sales tax accounted for the majority of the 2,000 jobs reduced to date, and others were shed by not filling vacancies. But to quickly reach the goal of about 3,400, the province will have to rely heavily on layoffs.

  10. Finding green work in Toronto
    by Dianne Saxe on September 17, 2009

    So many people ask me for help in finding green work (both lawyers and nonlawyers) that here is a summary of places to start doing your research:

    Watch for government openings (federal, provincial, and municipal); they are the very best place to learn. Toronto has many excellent nongovernmental organizations devoted to environmental issues; check out the members of the Toronto Environmental Alliance. I also encourage you to join the various green networks in and around Toronto, such as Green Enterprise Toronto; Green Drinks; and I know Toronto Greenhouse. There are also many excellent organizations involved in Greening Greater Toronto, and those nominated for the Green Toronto awards. Any of these might offer an opportunity that is suitable for you. If you cannot find paid work, look for opportunities to volunteer while you build some expertise and contacts.

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