Volume 39, Number 3 (2012)
Education Matters

The Grand Old Duke of York; Present-Day and Future Canadian Geoscience Education and Labour Market Trends

Rob Raeside
Council of Chairs of Canadian Earth Science Departments, c/o Department of Earth & Environmental Science, Acadia University, Wolfville, NS, B4P 2R6
Elisabeth Kosters
Executive Manager, Canadian Federation of Earth Sciences
Bio
Published November 30, 2012
How to Cite
Raeside, R., & Kosters, E. (2012). The Grand Old Duke of York; Present-Day and Future Canadian Geoscience Education and Labour Market Trends. Geoscience Canada, 39(3). Retrieved from https://journals.lib.unb.ca/index.php/GC/article/view/19506

Abstract

The job market for Canadian earth scientists is significantly driven by the country’s strong resource industry. Enrolment in earth science degree programs is growing, but the demand from the job market is expected to outpace the projected supply from domestic programs. If the job market will indeed need as many workers as predicted, it will be necessary to change tactics for recruitment into Canadian university programs, in order to provide the market with the necessary workers.SOMMAIRELe marché du travail canadien en sciences de la Terre est particulièrement à l’importante industrie primaire du pays.  Le nombre des inscriptions à des programmes de diplômation en sciences de Terre est en croissance, mais on s’attend à ce que la demande du marché du travail dépasse l'offre projetée des programmes nationaux de formation.  Si les besoins de l’emploi s’avèrent, il faudra qu’on change de tactique de recrutement dans les universités canadiennes pour les programmes géosciences, pour répondre à la demande.