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Career Information

Water and wastewater operators serve their communities by protecting public health and the natural environment through the responsible treatment of drinking water and wastewater. Due to the need for clean water positions in the water & wastewater industry will always be in high demand. People who like to work with their hands and have an interest in biology, chemistry, and mathematics are well suited for this profession. Opportunities can be found throughout the Country in Cities, Municipalities, both small and large, as well as with various operating authorities across Western Canada and the Yukon.

Career opportunities in the water and wastewater industry include job titles such as:

  • Water & Wastewater Operator
  • Environmental Technician
  • Treatment Plant Operator
  • Public Works Supervisor
  • Water & Sewer Operations Manager
  • Lab Technician
  • SCADA Operator
  • Utility Worker

Once certified, drinking water and wastewater operators are required to meet training requirements to maintain their certificates and licences through the Environmental Operator Certificate Program (EOCP)

NEW - Introduction to Public Works 3-week course.

Public Works Career Path:

PDF icon PW - EOCP Career Path Chart.pdf

For further career path planning, please contact Ronald Enns at 604.598.6039 or


About Us

Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) is now offering Operator & Management Training in the Water & Wastewater Industry. This will be the first time a Polytechnic University in Western Canada has committed to this type of Instruction and Training development. Why choose KPU?

We have over 70 Operator & Management Courses, top notch instructors, updated facilities and quality training resources. We are committed to provide the best training possible with flexible scheduling to meet the needs of the client and student at either at one of our 4 our Campuses, at your facility or through a live webinar training room reaching remote communities. EOCP Ad pg.8

Customized training – At your location or at KPU Tech

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For more information contact; or 604-598-6039