Working for West Fraser as a Forestry Student
Every year we hire summer students throughout our Canadian operations to get hands-on experience and training in the forest industry. Forestry students may work in three main areas: planning, operations and silviculture.
Forestry summer terms can be four months or up to a year depending on your institution’s program schedule and how far along you are in your school program.
To qualify for one of West Fraser’s summer student opportunities you must be enrolled in a Forestry Degree Program or a Forestry Technical Diploma Program at an accredited post-secondary institution (such as a university, college or polytechnic institute).
- Forestry Planning gives students the opportunity to implement operational planning of harvesting and road construction programs related to various forest tenures as well as other related planning duties.
- In Forestry Operations students get exposed to organizing and assisting with harvesting and road construction programs and inspections.
- Silviculture students will be involved in supervising planting, regeneration/free growing surveys, insect probes, stand tending assessments and other silviculture activities.
We post all of our co-op and summer student opportunities on the West Fraser Job Board.