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Communications Co-Op Student

Posting ID:     17965
Position Type:   Co-op  
City:   Vancouver, BC, Canada 
Location:   Vancouver H/O - Canfor/CWPM_1000 (BC13) 

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 Company:

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.

When you work at Canfor you work with people who have a passion for excellence. Our obsession with finding better ways to do things creates an exhilarating work environment with tremendous growth opportunities.

Canfor is currently seeking a Co-Op Student to support both the Communications team.

The Role:
This position requires well established organizational skills, a high level of motivation and energy, excellent communication skills and a desire to work in a fast paced team environment.

Depending on the successful candidate’s skills and interests, the ability to tailor and grow the responsibilities of the position may be available.

Skills You'll Learn:

  • Provide PowerPoint support (editing and basic layout skills required)
  • Provide internal and external writing support
  • Organize and cleanup photo library and digital files
  • Support on sponsorship, donation and scholarship administration (prepare letters, arrange cheques)
  • Develop and organize system that outlines and tracks sponsorship recognition opportunities (e.g. when swag can be handed out, where logo can be placed, banner placements)
  • Update social media content library
  • Post social media content
  • Scan traditional and social media daily on key topics
  • Draft biweekly digital signage / Canfor TV support
  • Support with occasional event planning
  • Schedule and plan meetings and appointments


Preference given to those with the following skills or experience:

  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)
  • Comfortable editing Microsoft PowerPoint presentations
  • Familiarity with design software and technologies (such as InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop) is an advantage
  • A keen eye for aesthetics and details
  • Ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written) and take direction well
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, handling multiple tasks
  • Ability to do on-line research in support of HR policy and governance work 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a focus on customer delivery
  • Ability to meet deadlines and flexibility with work schedule are required


Education in Communications preferred in order to be eligible for this position, you must be legally entitled to work in Canada for our Company.

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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Vancouver, BC

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