Forestry Summer Students - 2018

Closing Date:

Oct 09, 2017

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West Fraser is a leading diversified North American forest products company, rated as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for four years; Also nominated as Canada’s Top 100 Employers for Young People, 2017. Are you interested in working for a company that offers both a challenging work environment and a rewarding career path? Every year, West Fraser hires over 50 Forestry summer students throughout our Canadian operations in British Columbia and Alberta. Our forestry students gain hands-on experience and training in the forest industry in one of three main areas: Silviculture, Operations and Planning. Our Woodlands divisions are currently looking for motivated:


Forestry summer terms can be 4 months, 8 months or up to 1 year depending on your institution’s program schedule and how far along you are in your educational program. 


Access our sites, select seedlings, participate in planting supervision, conduct regen/free growing surveys, insects probes, stand tending assessments, mark trees for subsequent operations, data collection and collaborate in other reforestation methods.


Organize and assist with harvesting and road construction programs and inspections as well as other related operational duties, ensuring that we are able to log certain areas while following sound and environmentally sustainable business practices.


Implement operational planning of road construction and harvesting programs related to various forest tenures, considering best methods as well as other related operational and strategic planning duties.


  • Enrolled in a Forestry Degree Program or a Forestry Technical Diploma Program at an accredited post-secondary institution
  • Prior forestry, agricultural or industrial experience considered an asset
  • Must be available to commence work in May 2018
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License
  • Basic outdoor and wilderness skills
  • Strong work ethic

Summer student opportunities are available in the following locations: Quesnel, 100 Mile House, Williams Lake, Fraser Lake, Smithers, Chetwynd, Sundre, Hinton, Blue Ridge, Slave Lake and Manning. Many of our students return to be crew leaders in subsequent summers.

If this position sounds like the opportunity for you, submit your resume and cover letter to: 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.