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We have received enquiries from a number of employers about posting job opportunities for environmental biologists and we’re pleased to do so! We can also offer a number of web sites that offer career information and job ads.

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*Wildlife Data Specialist. This position is with the B.C. Ministery of Land, Water and Resource Stewardship. The Wildlife Data Specialist supports the Caribou Recovery Program, managing provincial caribou related inventory and habitat data, systems, tools, applications, products, and related information to ensure the availability of accurate, science-based information to support natural resource decision making. It is based in Victoria, B.C.

 Application deadline is December 16, 2022. For more information, follow this link.

*Contract Biologists. Stantec is hiring Contract Biologists for its Environmental Services Team in Atlantic Canada. Temporary positions are available for avian biologists/terrestrial ecologists. See the job postings for Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, St John’s, Nfld & Labrador, and for New Brunswick locations: Moncton, Fredericton and Saint John. No application deadlines are given.

*Wildlife Biologists. There are two positions available with Alberta Environment and Protected Areas; in Grande Prairie and in Peace River. As a Wildlife Biologist, you will support the Senior Wildlife Biologist by managing field programs, developing comprehensive reports and providing interpretations and recommendations on significant wildlife issues. 

Application deadline is “until suitable candidate is found”. For more information, follow this link.

*Aquatic Invasive Species Specialist. This is a temporary opportunity until March 31, 2023 and may be extended or become permanent.  The successful candidate will join the Aquatic Conservation Science Section of the B.C. Ministry of Land, Water and Resource Stewardship. There are multiple locations where this position may be based. This specialist will work with an extensive network of partners to prioritize provincial approaches to high-risk aquatic invasive fauna, develop and improve prevention strategies, advance surveillance, coordinate rapid response to new incursions, and deliver community outreach for new and emerging priorities.

 Application deadline is December 6, 2022. For more information, follow this link.

*Senior Environmental Coordinator – Wildlife and Environmental Coordinator – Wildlife. Canadian Natural Resources Ltd is hiring to these two positions that are based at the Horizon Oil Sands Site near Fort McMurray, Alberta. Both positions will develop and implement wildlife management and mitigation programs for Oil Sands mining operations. The job descriptions and qualifications for the two positions are slightly different, so be sure to look at both.

Application deadline is December 1, 2022 for both positions. For more information, follow this link for the Senior Environmental Coordinator – Wildlife position and this link for the Environmental Coordinator – Wildlife position.

*Regional Aquatic Ecologist. This position is with the Ecosystem Section for the Thompson Okanagan Region, B.C. Ministry of Land, Water and Resource Stewardship. It will be based in Kamloops or possibly other locations within the region. 

 Application deadline is November 28, 2022. For more information, follow this link.

*Senior Wildlife Biologist. This is a temporary position extending to March 2023, based in Spruce Grove, Alberta. Reporting to the Regional Wildlife Manager of Alberta Environment and Protected Areas, this position is accountable for the design, development, delivery and management of all wildlife and wildlife habitat programs in the Spruce Grove area.  This includes wildlife allocation and conservation initiatives for game, non-game and species at risk. 

Application deadline is “until suitable candidate is found”. For more information, follow this link.

*Regional Aquatic Ecologist. This position is with the Ecosystem Section for the Thompson Okanagan Region, B.C. Ministry of Land, Water and Resource Stewardship. It will be based in Kamloops or possibly other locations within the region. 

 Application deadline is November 28, 2022. For more information, follow this link.

*Fisheries Biologist. Alberta Environment and Parks is hiring a Fisheries Biologist to be based in Grande Prairie, AB. In this position, you will participate as a key member of an integrated team of professional and technical staff responsible for the management of fisheries resources.

Application deadline is November 25, 2022. For more information, follow this link

*Senior Fisheries Biologist. This position is with Alberta Environment and Protected Areas in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta. The Senior Fisheries Biologist is accountable for the development and delivery of the full range of Fisheries Management Program activities designed to ensure the long-term sustainability of the fish populations and fish habitat for the Rocky Mountain House Area. 

Application deadline is November 24, 2022. For more information, follow this link.

*Environmental Flow Needs Specialist. This position is with the Aquatic Ecosystems Branch of the B.C. Ministry of Land, Water and Resource Stewardship and is based in Kelowna – other locations are mentioned. This specialist will provide expertise focused on the annual and seasonal flow needs of freshwater ecosystems and biological communities, with an emphasis on fish friendly flows.

 Application deadline is November 23, 2022. For more information, check out this link.

*Strategic Advisor – Corporate Initiatives.  The Policy and Planning Branch with Yukon Environment is seeking a strategic advisor for a term extending to March 2024. The position will develop and deliver programs, strategies and decision-making documents, support the development of policy and legislation and help advance the department’s contributions to corporate initiatives, intergovernmental agreements and protocols in Yukon. Topics relate to air, water, land and wildlife management. This is a term position in Whitehorse, ending in March 2024.

Application deadline is November 18, 2022. For more information, check out this link.

*Program Technician – Habitat.  Do you love data? The Department of Environment with the Yukon Gov’t is hiring a technician to support project design, organizing and conducting surveys and studies, managing program data and databases, writing and reviewing technical reports related to wildlife habitat. This is a one-year term, ending in December 2023. Location is Whitehorse, YT.

Application deadline is November 14, 2022. For more information, check out this link.

*Recovery Analyst. The Recovery Analyst acts as a subject matter resource for the B.C. Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy.  As part of the Ministry’s Environmental Emergency Program, this position provides biological, chemical and other environmental impact assessment (EIA) support to legislated and other statutory decision makers during environmental emergencies, such as hazardous materials spills. This position can be based in a wide range of locations on Vancouver Island or the mainland.

 Application deadline is November 14, 2022. For more information, follow this link.

*Plant Conservation Specialist. The plant conservation specialist will join a team of taxonomic specialists within the Species Conservation Science Section, Ecosystems Branch, of the B.C. Ministry of Land, Water and Resource Stewardship. The team provides specialized expertise to government. Cranbrook and Kamloops are listed for this position, but an eligibility list may be established for other locations.

 Application deadline is November 14, 2022. For more information, follow this link.

*Wetland Biologist. The New Brunswick Dept of Environment and Local Government is hiring to this position, based in Moncton, Miramichi, or Bathurst. Duties will include drafting and auditing Watercourse and Wetland Alteration (WAWA) permits; supporting staff in the department’s Regional Offices, as required; conducting extensive outreach with the public, wetland consultants, stakeholders, and other government agencies; reviewing technical reports, mapping, proposed subdivision plans and rural plan amendments, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) registrations, Certificates of Approval to Construct and Operate, etc.; and, providing recommendations on case-specific project reviews.

Application deadline is November 13, 2022. For more information, search for the job title in the job database

*Wildlife Biologist. The Manitoba Department of Natural Resources and Northern Development is hiring to this position, based in Brandon. In this position, you will plan, coordinate, organize and supervise regional wildlife research and management programs in the Western Region. The incumbent will also assist in the development and delivery of all other wildlife programming including wildlife allocation, wildlife habitat assessment, wildlife disease, population monitoring, season setting and non-game management.

Application deadline is November 13, 2022. For more information, search for Advertisement Number 39984 in the job database.

*Senior Aquatic Biologist. Here is an opportunity to work for the BC Wildlife Federation. The successful candidate will work with staff, Indigenous communities, landowners, and project partners to fill knowledge gaps, and promote a long-term management and educational awareness of B.C.’s fish habitats. This is a full-time contracted position ending on March 31, 2024, with possibility for extension.

 Application deadline is “until the position is filled”. For more information, follow this link.

*Senior Wildlife Biologist. Alberta Environment and Parks is hiring a Senior Wildlife Biologist to be based in Edson or Whitecourt. This position is accountable for the design, development, delivery and management of all wildlife and wildlife habitat programs in the Edson and Whitecourt district within the Northwest Region of the Fish and Wildlife Stewardship Branch.  This includes wildlife allocation and conservation initiatives for game, non-game, and species at risk. 

Application deadline is “until a suitable candidate is found”. For more information, follow this link.

*Senior Biologists and Biologists. Fisheries and Oceans Canada is assembling an inventory of candidates for Biologist positions for its operations in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. 

Application deadline is October 15, 2022. For more information, follow this link.

*Fisheries Biologist. Alberta Environment and Parks is hiring a Fisheries Biologist to be based in Peace River, AB. In this position, you will participate as a key member of an integrated team of professional and technical staff responsible for the management of fisheries resources..

Application deadline is October 4, 2022. For more information, follow this link.

*Biologists. Fisheries and Oceans Canada is assembling an inventory of candidates for Biologist positions for its Pacific Region (Yukon and B.C.). 

Application deadline is Sept 30, 2022. For more information, follow this link.

*Senior Aquatic Ecosystem Biologist. The BC Ministry of Land, Water and Resource Stewardship is hiring a Senior Aquatic Ecosystem Biologist for the Cariboo Region. The Senior Aquatic Ecosystem Biologist will lead and coordinate aquatic habitat assessments throughout the region as well as provide scientific and regulatory advice on complex, sensitive natural resource issues. The position is based in Williams Lake, BC.

Application deadline is September 28, 2022. For more information, follow this link.

*Junior Biologist. The Nova Scotia Dept. of Natural Resources and Renewables is hiring a Junior Biologist for their Lunenburg office. This person will will be responsible for providing technical support to the Integrated Resource Management (IRM) team and area/district staff.

Application deadline is September 28, 2022. For more information, follow this link.

*Senior Ecosystem Biologist. The BC Ministry of Land, Water and Resource Stewardship is hiring a Senior Ecosystem Biologist to lead and provide guidance to Ecosystem Biologists as well as contribute to wildlife habitat and ecosystem-related technical committees in the Cariboo Region. The position is based in Williams Lake, BC.

Application deadline is September 13, 2022. For more information, follow this link.

*Senior Project Biologist. The Senior Project Biologist will lead and coordinate the integration of ecosystem management into large or major projects such as those undergoing Environmental Assessments as well as other regional initiatives. This position is with the BC Ministry of Land, Water and Resource Stewardship in Williams Lake, BC.

Application deadline is September 11, 2022. For more information, follow this link.

*Aquatic Science Biologist III. Fisheries and Oceans Canada is hiring an aquatic biologist for the Maurice-Lamontagne Institute in Mont-Joli, Quebec on the estuary of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The working language is French.

Application deadline is September 6, 2022. For more information, follow this link.

*Manager, Upper Great Lakes Management Unit. The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is hiring a Manager to lead a diverse group of professionals in the bi-national management of Lake Superior and Lake Huron’s fisheries resources.  The position is based in Thunder Bay or Owen Sound, Ontario.

Application deadline is September 6, 2022. For more information, follow this link.

* Executive Director, Fish and Wildlife Branch. The Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment is hiring to this position, which is based in Regina or potentially another location. The Executive Director will provide leadership, set overall direction, and motivate staff to promote long-term sustainability and stewardship of the province’s fish and wildlife. This is achieved through engaging with stakeholders; overseeing the biodiversity data, regulations and policy that inform critical conservation; and direct management of priority natural areas and regions of the province..  

Application deadline is August 30, 2022. For more information, search for Competition Number EXE001516 in the job database.

* Wildlife Health Technician.  The Manitoba Department of Natural Resources and Northern Development is hiring to this position, based in Winnipeg. This technician will assist Wildlife Health Program staff in the development and delivery of the Bovine TB, Chronic Wasting Disease programs, and other wildlife and wildlife health projects. 

Application deadline is August 26, 2022. For more information, search for Advertisement Number 39475 in the job database.

* Fish and Wildlife Health Biologist. The Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment is hiring to this position, which is based in Regina. This biologist provides technical, analytical, and planning support for provincial fish and wildlife health programs under the supervision of the provincial wildlife health specialist.  He or she will play a leading role in the provincial chronic wasting disease surveillance program.  

Application deadline is August 21, 2022. For more information, search for Competition Number ENV002189 in the job database.

* Biologist. The Quebec Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs is hiring a biologist to support fisheries management in the Ottawa River. The position is based in Gatineau, Quebec.

Application deadline is August 19, 2022. For more information, follow this link

* Fish Health Biologist. The New Brunswick Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries is hiring to this position. This biologist will be responsible for assisting with conducting regulatory activities related to cultured aquatic animal health and biosecurity. Surveillance activities include: marine and inland aquaculture site visits; sample collection and preparation; fish and shellfish necropsies; biosecurity audits on the cleaning and disinfection of aquaculture vessels and equipment; audits of industry sea lice counts; and harvest vessel biosecurity audits and certifications. The position is based in St. George, N.B. 

Application deadline is August 19, 2022. For more information, search for the job title in the job database

* Human Dimensions of Wildlife Specialist. The B.C. Ministry of Land, Water and Resource Stewardship is hiring to this position. It can be based in a large number of BC communities. The Human Dimensions of Wildlife Specialist will lead and manage scientific research and provide expert advice and recommendations to inform policy and program development.

Application deadline is August 15, 2022. For more information, follow this link.

* Wildlife Engagement Specialist. The B.C. Ministry of Forests is hiring a Wildlife Engagement Specialist for their Prince George office. In this position, you will lead First Nation engagement as it relates to wildlife management.  

Application deadline is July 29, 2022. For more information, follow this link.

* Project Coordinator. The British Columbia Conservation Foundation (BCCF) is seeking a Project Manager for their Kamloops office. This position covers the many tasks related to managing conservation projects, including hiring staff and contractors, liaising with partners, etc.  

Application deadline is July 25, 2022. For more information, see this document.

* Environmental Impact Assessment Biologist. The B.C. Ministry of Environment  and Climate Change Strategy is hiring Environmental Impact Assessment Biologists for multiple locations. As an Environmental Impact Assessment Biologist, you will provide biological, chemical and other environmental impact assessment (EIA) support to legislated and other statutory decision makers.  You will be recommending effluent management and monitoring requirements for Environmental Management Act authorizations. You will also have the opportunity to design, implement and assess water quality monitoring programs for EIA studies and provide technical input on Environmental Assessment Act reviews.  

Application deadline is July 8, 2022. For more information, follow this link.

* Senior Wildlife Biologist. The B.C. Ministry of Forests is hiring a wildlife biologist for the Caribou Region. The position can be based in 100 Mile House, Quesnel or Williams Lake. The work unit collects and manages information on species and ecosystems, wildlife management planning, allocation of harvest, collaboration with First Nation partners, and develops and implements standards and guidelines related to these areas.

Application deadline is July 4, 2022. For more information, see this link.

* Senior Environmental Impact Assessment Biologist. The B.C. Ministry of Environment  and Climate Change Strategy is hiring a Senior EIA Biologist. It can be based in one of: Cranbrook, Kamloops, Nanaimo, Nelson, Penticton, Prince George, Smithers, Surrey, Williams Lake. This position manages staff and financial resources for the EIA section, and provides support to decision-makers for Environmental Management Act authorizations. He/she oversees the design, implementation and assessment of water quality monitoring programs for EIA studies.

Application deadline is June 20, 2022. For more information, follow this link.

*PhD in Fisheries Studies, Memorial University. Characterizing mechanisms of rapid adaptation to predict responses to climate change in Atlantic salmon. We are seeking a graduate student (PhD funded for 4 years) to work on thermal tolerance and climate adaptation in wild Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) in Newfoundland, Canada. The position will be held at Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador (MUNL) in St. John’s and will be co-supervised by Dr. Sarah Lehnert of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) and Dr. Ian Fleming of MUNL’s Department of Ocean Sciences. The position is fully funded through NSERC and DFO. Major scholarship holders will receive generous top-ups to their awards. Ideal start date: September 2022

Application deadline: Review of applicants will begin June 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled
To apply, email a cover letter, CV, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for three people who can serve as references to Sarah.Lehnert@dfo-mpo.gc.ca and/or ifleming@mun.ca
Check out the full description for more details: PhD_Opportunity_SalmonThermalTolerance_Lehnert.pdf

*Regional Wildlife Manager. The Manitoba Dept. of Natural Resources and Northern Development is hiring a Regional Wildlife Manager, responsible for the management of wildlife within an assigned region of Manitoba. This position is based in Brandon, MB. The Regional Wildlife Manager plans, coordinates, organizes and supervises regional wildlife research and management programs. The incumbent will also assist in the development and delivery of all wildlife programming including commercial wildlife allocation, wildlife habitat assessment, wildlife disease, population monitoring, season setting and non-game management. This position also requires the incumbent to manage the performance of regional wildlife staff, identify training needs, provide access to training and identify career path aspirations and opportunities. 

Application deadline is May 24, 2022. For more information, follow this link.

* Fisheries Biologist. The Manitoba Dept. of Natural Resources and Northern Development is hiring a Fisheries Biologist for Manitoba’s Western Region. It is home to numerous vibrant fisheries that are heavily utilized and enjoyed by resource users. Subsistence, recreational, and commercial users share Western Region fisheries resources. As a key member of a small team dedicated to managing these resources, the Western Region Fisheries Biologist collects, analyses, and interprets fisheries data which supports sound and proven management practices providing Manitobans with the highest possible value from their fisheries resources. The position is based in Brandon.

Application deadline is May 24, 2022. For more information, follow this link.

* Senior Risk Assessment Officer. The B.C. Ministry of Environment  and Climate Change Strategy is hiring a Senior Risk Assessment Officer  for the Land Remediation Section, based in Victoria. This Officer oversees the identification, investigation and remediation of high-risk contaminated sites, ensuring human and environmental health and safety. 

Application deadline is May 6, 2022. For more information, follow this link.

*Area Coordinator. The BC Parks is hiring an Area Coordinator for the Fort St. John area. The Area Coordinator will manage the delivery of services and activities in the areas of conservation, recreation, outreach, and division services within a complex park or group of parks and protected areas.

Application deadline is April 24, 2022. For more information, follow this link.

*Population Assessment Unit Lead. The Manitoba Department of Natural Resources and Northern Development is hiring to a Lead position for a unit that assesses the status of wildlife populations and provides information about wildlife populations to inform management decisions about hunting opportunities , land-use practices  and other activities that may impact wildlife populations. The position is located in Winnipeg.

Application deadline is April 12, 2022. For more information, follow this link.

*WildSafeBC Community Coordinators. The BC Conservation Foundation is hiring several Community Coordinators for May to November. These Coordinators will deliver education programs to reduce human-wildlife conflict in these communities.

Application deadline is March 21, 2022. For more information, see this linked document.

*Program Evaluator. The Parks, Forestry and Recreation Division of the City of Toronto is hiring to the position of Evaluator, Programs. If you are a biologist with a strong interest in effective program evaluation, needs assessment and related tools, this opportunity may be of interest.

Application deadline is February 9, 2022. For more information, see this linked document.

*Fisheries/Forestry Biologist. The Gwich’in Renewable Resources Board in Inuvik, NT is seeking a Fisheries/Forestry Biologist. Responsibilities include assisting with fisheries and forestry management in the Gwich’in Settlement Area (GSA), including development and implementation of management plans and the associated consultation. You will conduct fisheries and forestry research in the GSA and other related duties.

Application deadline is February 4, 2022. For more information, follow this link.

*Biologists. The B.C. Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development is hiring two biologists to be stationed in Fort St. John. Other locations may be considered. Biologists provide professional and technical expertise to support management of natural diversity of ecosystems, fish and wildlife species and their habitats. Key activities in this role include recommendations to support statutory decisions, operational planning, science-based standards, monitoring and technical reports, lead and/or support projects which may include management of contracts.

Application deadline is January 18, 2022. For more information, follow this link.

* Environmental Impact Assessment Biologist. The B.C. Ministry of Environment  and Climate Change Strategy is hiring an EIA biologist and this position can be based in one of several communities across the province (See job ad). This EIA Biologist position provides biological, chemical and other environmental impact assessment support to decision makers by recommending effluent management and monitoring requirements. Additionally, this position is a regional specialist in aquatic EIA and provides recommendations and guidance on monitoring, mitigative or remedial activities related to land use and commercial and industrial development. 

Application deadline is January 4, 2022. For more information, see this linked document.