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Permitting Supervisor

Posting ID:      18660
Position Type:    Regular/Full-Time    
City:    Cranbrook, BC, Canada 
Location:   Cranbrook Offices (BC23) 


Who We Are:

At Canfor, we know wood-based products can build a better world, whether it’s a component in your smartphone or skyscrapers built from wood. We founded our entire company on that idea. Because, we know that wood-based products are sustainable and the opportunities to innovative have only just begun.


We know when managed responsibly, the forest is everlasting and Canfor is committed to using virtually 100% of every tree for lumber, pulp, paper, and renewable energy—so nothing goes to waste.


You can find Canfor products in every corner of the globe. We’re especially excited by the innovative ways some of our customers are using our products. We know that the work we all do at Canfor today will shape what the world looks like tomorrow. Whether that means building a house or a skyscraper, using paper instead of plastic or learning something new from a colleague down the hall or around the globe. We know not everyone thinks about their impact on the world but at Canfor, we do.


The Opportunity:
Canfor is currently looking for a strong leader with proven forestry experience to join our team as a Forestry - Permitting Supervisor.

The Role:

In this role, the Forestry - Permitting Supervisor will be instrumental in planning all permitting/cutting activities, while supervising completion of site plans and field activities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Managing and completing all activities associated with cutting permit and road permit acquisitions.
  • Duties will include: supervision of layout and cruising, completion of site plans, appraisals, engineered cost estimates, preparation of information for electronic submissions and completing electronic submissions.
  • Conducting field and office activities in a safe and productive manner.
  • Ensuring that activities are conducted in compliance with operational plans, company policy and legal requirements.
  • Playing a key role in ensuring that certification and sustainable forest management goals are met.
  • Meeting goals with respect to delivery of timber that meets a profile and cost targets.
  • Ensure that contractors comply with applicable internal and external health and safety requirements, including SAFE company certification.
  • Demonstrate innovation by implementing efficiencies and cost savings through the Canfor Performance Management processes and Continuous Improvement initiatives.
  • Providing and supporting a positive atmosphere for personal, professional and team development.


The Candidate:

  • The Forestry Supervisor is expected at all times to exhibit a level of professionalism that positively represents the company and to demonstrate a strong safety work ethic.
  • Registered or eligible for registration as an RPF or RFT with the Association of BC Forest Professionals.
  • Associated university degree or technical diploma with a minimum of 3 years of related forestry experience.
  • Excellent leadership, communication and project management skills, with the ability to work within a team environment.
  • Excellent knowledge of applicable BC forestry and related legislation and policies.
  • Proficient in the use of computers and related software to forestry applications.

The Incentive
Canfor offers a comprehensive, flexible benefits package that allows you to customize your benefits to meet your individual needs, and includes health and dental coverage as well as life, accident and disability insurance.  In addition to this, we offer pension and other benefits.

Grow with us
At Canfor, we understand that our strength comes from our skilled and dedicated employees and we work hard to support their ongoing professional development. We offer a number of training programs and development opportunities to support each of our employees in their pursuit of career advancement and growth. Whether you want to develop upon your skills or advance your career with Canfor, we offer a promote-from-within culture that will give you these opportunities.

Canfor Values
At Canfor, our values are at the core of everything we do. Safety comes first, and we are proud of our unwavering commitment to excellence, and customer satisfaction, which allows us to safely and efficiently deliver quality products to our customers around the globe.

  • Safety comes first.
  • We succeed when our customers succeed.
  • We are resilient and resourceful. We always find a way forward.
  • We are a good neighbour in our communities and a responsible steward of the environment.
  • We demonstrate integrity by doing what we say we are going to do.

Hiring for this position is ongoing and will be filled as required. To be considered for this position, please apply today!


In order to be eligible for this position, you must be legally entitled to work in Canada for our company.

There has never been a better time to join the Canfor team and become part of the modern forest industry. We have a wide range of rewarding careers in some of the best communities in North America, with plenty of room for advancement. Our mills are modern, high-tech and safe; and our marketing and sales activities are world-class. We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages, and are committed to the professional development of our employees.

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