Careers in OHS

Careers in Safety

A career in OHS can lead to a wide range of opportunities. OHS professionals are working as health and safety consultants and coordinators, ergonomics and safety specialists, quality assurance professionals, health and safety officers, safety inspectors, occupational hygienists, safety project officers, and safety specialists. OHS professionals may be employed in a wide variety of settings including manufacturing, petrochemical, forestry, mining, construction, government, service and trade sectors.

A number of colleges and universities offer programs in occupational health and safety. For a listing of programs offered in Canada, click here.

For a listing of current opportunities in OHS click here.

Why Become Certified?

Certified professionals report that achieving certification

  • Is an indication of professional growth;
  • Enhances professional credibility; and
  • Provides evidence of professional commitment.


The CRSP®/PSAC® is the only Canadian certification recognized through Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) with the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) in the United States, the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) in the United Kingdom, NEBOSH in the United Kingdom, and the Australian Institute of Health & Safety (formerly SIA) in Australia. 


The CRSP®/PSAC® is the only Canadian OHS generalist certification accredited to ISO/IEC 17024 (Personnel Certification Body) by the Standards Council of Canada and to ISO 9001(Quality Management System) by BSI Management Systems.


The BCRSP surveys certificants every two years regarding their salary levels. To review the latest Salary Survey  findings, click here. or use the Salary Survey Search Tool

Want to Find out More?

For more information on becoming certified and on eligibility requirements, click here.