Seasonal Forestry Assistant

Grande Prairie East, ALBERTA | 3 months
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Job Description

Posting ID:   15802
Position Type:     Temporary
City:   Grande Prairie, AB, Canada
Location:   Grande Prairie (AB01)

Who We Are:
Canfor is one of the world’s largest and most respected integrated forest products companies. For more than 75 years, we have been delivering top-quality lumber, pulp and paper products to our valued customers worldwide. With operations in Western Canada and the Southern United States, and sales offices around the world, you can find Canfor products in every corner of the globe. We are leaders in sustainable forest management and in converting wood residuals into green energy.

As we continue to grow our company and our markets, find out how you can grow your career with us.

Each year we hire over 100 employees into term positions to work within our 11 Woodlands locations in BC and Alberta located in Vavenby, Radium, Elko, Mackenzie, Cranbrook, Prince George, Vanderhoof, Houston, Chetwynd, Fort St. John and Grande Prairie (AB).

Currently, we are looking for the right people to join our Field Operations team at our Grande Prairie division for both summer opportunities and longer term contracts.



  • Road and cut block development
  • Site level plans and ecosystem data collection
  • Operational cruising 
  • Field information mapping
  • stream and riparian assessments


  • Supervision of planting, manual brushing, herbicide, and site preparation activities to ensure they are in compliance with Canfor’s safety, environmental, and quality standards.
  • Field Assistants will also be involved in completion of post-harvest prescriptions, regeneration surveys, and be involved in the updating of key Silviculture databases after completion of activities.


  • Current or past enrollment in a forestry program and/or forestry work experience.
  • Excellent communication skills and an ability to perform physically demanding fieldwork in a team environment.
  • A valid Class 5 driver’s license

Hiring for this position is ongoing and will be filled as required. To be considered for this position, please apply today.

In order to be eligible for this position, you must be legally entitled to work in Canada for our Company.

There has never been a better time to join the Canfor team and become part of the modern forest industry. We have a wide range of rewarding careers in some of the best communities in North America, with plenty of room for advancement. Our mills are modern, high-tech and safe; and our marketing and sales activities are world-class. We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages, and are committed to the professional development of our employees.

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Grande Prairie, AB
Grande Prairie is one of Canada’s fastest growing cities and is an exciting place for those who are young, upwardly mobile and in search of an affordable home. The city also offers an array of job aspects and endless cultural and leisure activities. For more information, visit

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