Canfor’s strength comes from the diversity of our skilled and resilient workforce. As our company continues to grow and diversify, so do our career opportunities. Let us take this opportunity to tell you how you could be the best fit for Canfor. 


You welcome the idea of getting a little dirt on your boots and have the ability to perform physically demanding fieldwork. You have a strong work ethic and operate in a safe and efficient manner, ready to “log” in each day.


As the Field Assistant, you will be working a 6 month contract (open to 4 month for the right candidate). Your daily responsibilities will include the supervision of planting, vegetation management, and site preparation. You’ll update key silviculture databases following completion of activities and be involved in the finalization of post-harvest prescriptions and regeneration surveys. Safety is no accident, and you will work to continue your spotless reputation as you ensure compliance with Canfor’s safety, environmental, and quality standards.


In a perfect world, you have a current or past enrollment in Forestry or Natural Resources Management program and/or forestry experience as well as a valid Class 5 Driver’s License.


If you are the motivated, problem solving and ambitious type who likes to keep moving, stay challenged, and work with your hands, take a “leaf “of faith and click that “apply” button today!”


Our Talent Acquisition team is actively recruiting for this role. If you would like to be considered, please apply today.


At Canfor, diversity means understanding, recognizing and valuing the differences that make each person unique. We see inclusion and diversity as an essential part of our productivity, creativity, innovation and competitive advantage. We strive for a fair and equitable recruitment process, where hiring decisions are based on the individual qualifications and experience of each applicant.


We are not your run of the mill forest products company, join us and find out why. #canfortalent

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Whitecourt, AB

Whitecourt is located on Highway 43, northeast of Edmonton. A short one and a half hour trip from Edmonton, Whitecourt is a welcoming and enthusiastic community surrounded by miles of forested lands and rivers. Whitecourt is known as the Snowmobile Capital of Alberta and offers great outdoor adventures for everyone in every season. For more information, visit:


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