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Field Operations Assistant/ Crew Leader

Posting ID:     17710
Position Type:   Temporary  
City:   Fort St. John, BC, Canada 
Location:   Fort St. John (BC02) 


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.


As we continue to grow our company and our markets, find out how you can grow your career with us. We take pride in our innovative spirit to move the company forward and encourage applicants with strong computer and technical skills to put their talents to work in the forest products industry.



Canfor is seeking forestry professionals to join our Fort St. John Woodlands team as a Field Operations Assistant or Crew Leader. This is a seasonal position with the potential for a renewable contract. Canfor offers a competitive wage and benefits package. Relocation assistance and housing accommodations may be provided to the successful candidate.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Road and cut block development
  • Site level plans and ecosystem data collection
  • Operational cruising 
  • Field information mapping
  • Stream and riparian assessments


  • Current or past enrollment in a forestry program
  • Minimum 1 year forestry work experience.
  • Excellent communication skills and an ability to perform physically demanding fieldwork in a team environment.
  • A valid Class 5 driver’s license

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.


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.

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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Fort St. John, BC

With everything from arts and crafts to high-octane outdoor adventure, Fort St. John is known locally as BC’s Energetic City. This city’s youthful population and wealth creates exciting economic opportunities. Its surrounding landscape is speckled with calm lakes and untouched rivers, and is a dream to outdoor enthusiasts all year round. For more information, visit

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