Assistant Forester

Closing Date:

Oct 31, 2017

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Job Location:


Blue Ridge





West Fraser is a growing, diversified wood products company with over 50 locations and 9000 employees in western Canada and the southern United States. North America’s largest lumber producer, West Fraser has been recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for four years as nominated as Canada’s Top Employers for Young People. Our investments in modern, competitive manufacturing facilities, product innovation and bioenergy are adding up to a bright future. Are you interested in working for a company that offers both a challenging work environment and a rewarding career path? The Woodland’s Team at our Blue Ridge Lumber division has an immediate opening for a highly motivated, professional to fill the role of:


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 be registered as a Forest Practitioner in Alberta either as a RPF or RPFT.  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.  At West Fraser, 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. 

Blue Ridge is located near the growing, family-friendly community of Whitecourt, located in central Alberta, and a short one and half hour drive from Edmonton.  Our mill and forest operations form an integral part of the community, providing economic stability to employees and families that live in the Whitecourt, Mayerthorpe and Blue Ridge areas.

If this position sounds like the career for you, submit your application, including cover letter and resume to and click on the green "apply now" at the top of the page.

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