Environment SHSM

Interested in becoming an SHSM student? Talk to your teacher or guidance department today!

With an Environment Specialist High Skills Major, students focus on a career path to match their skills and interests in this sector.  By making courses more relevant to students, kids get a better understanding of the Environment sector because they learn it in a real world environment.  Students learn on the job with employers through Co-op and Experiential Learning opportunities, as well as in school. At graduation they receive a specially designated diploma.

An Environment SHSM may be for you if you are interested in any of the following careers:

Apprenticeship Training

  • Arborist


  • Aquaculture Operator and Manager
  • Biological Technologist or Biological Technician
  • Conservation Officer or Fishery Officer
  • Environmental Technician
  • Field Technician - Air Pollution
  • Forest Ecologist
  • Forestry Technologist/Technician
  • Geological and Mineral Technologist/Technician
  • Habitat Management Technician
  • Hatchery or Fisheries Technician
  • Mapping and Related Technologist/Technician
  • Quality Control - Chemical Engineering Technologist
  • Silviculture and Forestry Workers
  • Soil Testing Technologist
  • Technician - Pollution Control


  • Air Quality Meteorologist
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Climatologist
  • Environmental and Occupational Toxicologist
  • Environmental Biologist
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Environmental Impact Analyst
  • Environmental Planner
  • Environmental Program Coordinator
  • Forestry Professional
  • Geological Engineer
  • Geologist and Geochemist
  • Interpretive Naturalist
  • Landscape Architects
  • Meteorologist
  • Urban and Land Use Planners
  • Waste Diversion Consultant


  • Canoeing Guide
  • Fishing Guide
  • Hunting Guide
  • Landscaping and Grounds Maintenance Workers
  • Outdoor Sport and Recreation Guide
  • Outfitter
  • Recreation Program Leader
  • Recycled Paper Handler
  • Silviculture and Forestry Workers
  • Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator

An Environment SHSM will provide students with an assortment of the following TRAININGS AND CERTIFICATIONS specific to the Environment sector:

  • Standard First Aid
  • Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation CPR - Level A
  • Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
  • Animal and Plant Management
  • Automated External Defibrillation (AED)
  • Chainsaw Safety
  • Geographic Information System (GIS)
  • Habitat Restoration
  • Hike Ontario
  • Knots Technique
  • Leadership
  • Leave No Trace
  • Life Saving
  • Map and Compass Use
  • Paddling Techniques
  • Pleasure Craft Operator
  • Project Wild
  • Radio Operator
  • Search and Rescue
  • Species (e.g., birds, plants, small mammals) ID
  • Stream Assessment Protocol
  • Water/Ice Safety
  • Watershed Management
  • Wilderness First Aid