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Explore Careers in Earth Science!

Career Website

Young people interesting in learning more about working in earth sciences should check out the career
website. Here, you can find answers to questions like:

  • What is it like to work in earth science?

  • What can I do?

  • How much money can I make working as an earth scientist?

  • Where can I find work?

  • What do I need to do to become an earth scientist?

When you get to the page, please click on the                       icon in the bottom right corner to
access the site. We apologize for any missing interactive content. We are working on a brand new
updated Careers website and thank you for your patience!


Career Blogs

The CFES blog includes a number of Q&A's with early-career and experiences geoscientists.  They answer our questions on:

  • Why did you choose a career in earth science?

  • How is some of the work you've done relevant to Canadians? 

  • What is your favourite place that your work has taken you? 

  • Where do you hope your career will take you next? 

  • What is something early-career geoscientists can do to make themselves more likely to get a job?

  • Is there anything you wish you knew before you gotten started?

  • What do you wish the public knew about earth science?

Explore our profiles of:

Earthquake seismologist



Mining/Exploration Geologist

Geological Engineer

Earth Science Writer

Science Communicator

Museum Curator

Postdoctoral Fellow



Self-Assessment Tool

The Geoscientists Canada self-assessment tool will allow you to compare details you enter about your academic training and your work experience as a geoscientist with typical requirements for professional registration in Canada.

Grad Survey

Where do Earth Science graduates go?  A survey of graduates from Earth Science programs across Canada was initiated to answer this question.


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