Forestry Summer Student - Silviculture

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Feb 23, 2018

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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 five years; Also nominated as Canada’s Top 100 Employers for Young People, 2017 & 2018. Are you interested in working for a company that offers both a challenging work environment and a rewarding career path? Our forestry students gain hands on experience and training in the forest industry. Many of our students return to be crew leaders in subsequent summers. Our Pacific Inland Resources Woodlands division, based out of Smithers, BC has an opportunity for a:


Forestry summer terms can be 4 months, 8 months, depending on your academic program schedule and how far along you are in your studies. 


The silviculture team oversees growth & forest health monitoring and post-harvest site preparation. In this role, you will access our sites, participate in planting supervision, conduct regeneration/free growing surveys, forest health surveys, stand tending assessments and mark areas for subsequent operations. Your responsibilities include data collection and collaboration in other forestry operations.


  • Currently 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
  • Commitment to working safely and creating a safe work place

Smithers is a welcoming, small Northern BC town with stunning vistas in all directions. An abundance of summer activities including fishing, boating, camping and hiking attracts both locals and visiting outdoor enthusiasts.The downtown has an alpine feel which adds to the town’s attraction and charm.

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.