Testimonials

Jasmine energy plant

Forestry is a very good industry to work in, people treat you very fairly and there are so many learning opportunities and challenges along the way

- Jasmine Energy Plant /3rd Class Power Engineer

Janelle planning forester

My job at West Fraser lets me weigh and balance biology, ecology, socio-economics, and much more. If you enjoy diversity in your day, being outside and the idea of contributing to the management of one of BC’s greatest resources, forestry is a great career choice

- Janelle Planning Forester

Carmen M SLP chem prep

What I like about the forestry industry is that it offers many diverse fields of employment depending on your interests and strengths

- Carmen Utility/Chem Prep Operator

Shari Silviculture Supervisor

One of my goals is to be able to produce a future stand that will be a better forest then what was there previously.

- Shari Silviculture Supervisor

Rashelle Silviculture Supervisor

It is very important to me to have a career where I am making an impact

- Rashelle Silviculture Supervisor

Carmen Production (operator)

I like the extensive opportunities for learning, growth and advancement in the field.

- Carmen Production (operator)

Amanda Operations Supervisor

I am able to get outside and explore the nature around me, while I help create sustainable healthy forests for the generations to come.

- Amanda Operations Supervisor

Jessica - women in safety

I love the work. Sawdust smells like home to me. I like working in the forest industry because it is a great career that allows for workers to support a family and to be a part of the culture of B.C.

- Jessica Shift Coordinator/Alternate Safety Resource

Jeff de Jong, Divisional Controller at work

I started my accounting career in public practice in 2008 and received my Chartered Accountant (CA) designation in 2014. I joined West Fraser shortly after as a Divisional Accountant at Sundre Forest Products. I was there just under two years, before being promoted to my current position as Divisional Controller at Blue Ridge Lumber.

- Jeff Divisional Controller

Gillian Stauffer picking berries at work

I entered forestry because I wanted a career path that was challenging and rewarding. After completing my first year at the University of Alberta, I received an offer to work for West Fraser as a Silviculture Assistant in Blue Ridge. I had an excellent summer filled with hard work and tons of fun, and I first experienced those challenges which I sought.

- Gillian Quality Control Student

Tristan working in the backcountry

I started working for West Fraser right after I graduated from high school. Following that, I completed a diploma in Natural Resources and Environmental Technology at the College of New Caledonia, and am now entering my final year of the Forest Ecology and Management degree program at UNBC.

- Tristan Silviculture Summer Student

Kody at work

In 2012, I graduated from high school and began a two-year diploma in Electrical Engineering Technology. I spent the next three summers as a summer student at Blue Ridge Lumber and, after graduating, I struggled to find a job in my field so I asked to stay on full-time as an operator at Blue Ridge.

- Kody Quality Control Supervisor

Kyle at work in the forest

At 7 years old I decided that I wanted to become a professional forester, just like my father. In particular, I wanted to supervise logging operations; I’ve always been fascinated by the machines, processes and technology used in harvesting.

- Kyle Operations Coordinator

I am a Mechanical Engineering student and I did my engineering co-op at Cariboo Pulp & Paper.

- Logan Engineering co-op student at Cariboo Pulp & Paper

I worked at Cariboo Pulp & Paper mill to complete my reliability engineering co-op. I'm a 3rd year electrical engineering student from the University of British Columbia.

- Charles Engineering co-op student at Cariboo Pulp & Paper

It has been a really amazing experience working as a Quality Control Assistant at the Quesnel Sawmill. As an active person, I found this job suits me well. I am fortunate to work with experienced Quality Control personnel to gain valuable knowledge in lumber production, and to practice what I’ve learned about in school (Major in Wood Product Processing, minor in Commerce, UBC).

- Lily Quality Control Assistant

As a graduate student from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, I came across the opportunity to work as an energy engineer for West Fraser’s corporate office in Quesnel, BC. When I was offered the position, I jumped into my car and drove straight from Vancouver to Quesnel.

- Mohammed Energy Engineer

I began working for West Fraser during my University of British Columbia (UBC) co-operative education term in 2011. Following graduation from UBC with a Bachelor of Science (specializing in wood products processing) and a minor in Commerce, I was hired by West Fraser in recognition for my hard work and fairness. I am thankful for that.

- Houston Sawmill Superintendent

Maryam

Working in Hinton Pulp’s Reliability department was a great experience. Upon arrival at the mill for my eight-month work term, I found everyone very friendly and helpful. The support I received ranged from having my questions about the equipment answered to having their location in the mill shown to me.

- Maryam Engineering co-op student at Hinton Pulp

Emily summer student at Hinton Wood Products

I’m an outdoorsy person and always knew I wanted to work outside. I wanted a physically and mentally challenging job; this is what attracted me towards forestry. Forestry is just so diverse; there are endless opportunities to learn and grow as a professional.

- Emily Summer student at Hinton Wood Products

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