Shadow Program
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Work Experience for Students and Young Professionals

The Canadian Chapter of IECA is proud to host the Shadow Program, a unique program which provides an opportunity for student members and young professionals entering the workforce to experience a day in the life of an environmental industry professional.

The program provides individuals with one-day placements with leading companies in the industry, in which the individuals will shadow professionals and experience hands-on tasks in the workplace and field.

Experience the workplace in their environmental field

Apply their education

Network with industry professionals

Preparation for career

Pilot Placement with GEMS Inc.

Employer: Groundwater Environmental Management Services Inc. A Cornerstone Member of IECA and is an Environmental Specialist for the Construction Industry.

Job Theme: Erosion and Sediment Control, Water Quality Sampling and Environmental Auditing

Description: Complete a full day of environmental auditing on a large Regional Infrastructure project in Milton

Past Placements:


Pilot Program with GEMS

Environmental auditing on a large regional infrastructure project


Aquatech Dewatering Company

Hands on design and implementation of water treatment systems


R&M Construction

Apply stream restoration and protection knowledge to active sites


All business member of IECA are welcome to submit a placement application. Find application here.

Please keep in mind student’s schedules when planning placement and times.

Download our Information Sheet

Applicant Requirements: 

  1. All applicants must be registered as member of the Canadian Chapter of IECA
  2. Choose a placement that suits you and describe a) why it interests you and b) what you want to get out of the placement
  3. Contact confirmed employer to confirm specifics
  4. After placement, write about your experience

Not a Member Yet?

No problem, joining is quick and easy – and offered at a discounted price for all students.