Assistant Forester

Closing Date:

Jul 31, 2014

Student Position:


Job Category:



High Prairie





Are you ready to discover opportunity with one of North America’s most successful forest companies?  Rated as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers two years in a row, we are a growing Company looking for talented people to be part of our team. 

The Woodland’s Team at our High Prairie Forest Products Division has an immediate opening for a highly motivated, professional to fill the role of Assistant Forester.


Job description:
Starting your career as an Assistant Forester provides you opportunity for exposure in all aspects of a Woodland’s Team.  The Assistant Forester will have opportunity to gain skills through assigned roles and responsibilities within the planning, harvest operations, and silviculture departments.

The Assistant Forester is an entry level position that places an emphasis on gaining a wide range of practical experience in many forestry skills. You will enjoy a balanced mix of field and office work, while being home every night.  There will be future opportunities for advancement as new skills are acquired, and as opportunities become available throughout the many Woodland groups of West Fraser.

The successful candidate is required to be a graduate from a recognized forestry school, and be eligible to become a Registered Professional in Alberta.

Preference will be given to candidates with previous experience in an industrial forest setting.  The successful candidate must have a passion for the outdoors, and be eager to learn new skills.

At West Fraser, we believe in giving our employees a challenge they can rise to.  We are looking for individuals who are interested in a full-time, long-term career.  We offer an excellent compensation package including a competitive salary, excellent benefits and an outstanding pension plan. 

The Town of High Prairie is a thriving community of about 3000 people who enjoy the advantage of living in a modern urban community surrounded by golden prairie, lush forests and numerous lakes. High Prairie is only a 20 minute drive from Lesser Slave Lake, 90km northeast of Valleyview and 120km west of Slave Lake. An ideal family holiday destination and one of Alberta's best recreational playgrounds. The West Fraser mill and forest operations form an integral part of the community, providing economic stability to employees and families that live in the High Prairie area. For more on The Town of High Prairie, please visit:

If this position sounds like the career for you, apply today in confidence, by emailing your resume and cover
letter to by July 31, 2014.

Or, online through our website at

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.