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Field Assistant
Posting ID: 6828
Job Title: Field Assistant
Category: Forestry
Location: Mackenzie, BC, Canada 

Canfor is one of the world’s largest and most respected integrated forest products companies. For more than 75 years, we have been delivering top-quality lumber, pulp and paper products to our valued customers worldwide. With operations in Western Canada and the Southern United States, and sales offices around the world, you can find Canfor products in every corner of the globe. We are leaders in sustainable forest management and in converting wood residuals into green energy.

As we continue to grow our company and our markets, find out how you can grow your career with us.


Each year we hire over 100 employees into term positions to work within our 11 Woodlands locations in BC and Alberta located in Vavenby, Radium, Elko, Mackenzie, Cranbrook, Prince George, Vanderhoof, Houston, Chetwynd, Fort St. John and Grande Prairie (AB).


Currently, we are looking for a Crew Leader or Crew Assistant, dependant on the applicant’s experience to join our Field Operations team at our Mackenzie division for an 11 month seasonal contract.


  • Road and cut block development, site level plans and ecosystem data collection, operational cruising, field information mapping, stream and riparian assessments
  • In-office design working with Arc Map/Arc View and Road Eng tools for engineering and operational duties in preparation for field work


Required Skills:

  • A Forestry related degree or diploma
  • A minimum of 6 months experience working in a Forestry related capacity; preference will be given to those with experience doing cut block development or cruising work.
  • Excellent communication skills and an ability to perform physically demanding fieldwork in a team environment
  • A valid Class 5 driver’s license


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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Mackenzie, BC
Mackenzie is the gateway to endless outdoor adventure and Beautiful BC at its finest. Located in the Rocky Mountain Trench, Mackenzie is a compact community that is ideal for having fun outdoors all year round and carries on the spirit of adventure and wilderness exploration of its namesake – overland explorer Alexander Mackenzie. For more information, visit