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Sawmill General Application

Posting ID:     18807
Position Type:    Hiring Pool - Call List 
City:   Prince George, BC, Canada 
Location:   Isle Pierre Sawmill, Prince George Sawmill or Polar Sawmill 

Who We Are:
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.

The Opportunity


Canfor is currently seeking motivated individuals to join our Canfor team as a Production Employee – Call List with our Prince George and Area Sawmills. You must be available for employment at any of the following Prince George Operations: Isle Pierre Sawmill, Prince George Sawmill or Polar Sawmill.  Once prequalified for the hiring pool, and a position becomes available at any of these three mills, candidates will be hired at a specific operation and employed at that mill only. They will not move between operations.  


For regular shift hours, bus transportation to our Isle Pierre and Polar operations is available. You may require your own transportation if called outside of regular shift hours.


  • At Canfor Sawmills in the Prince George area all entry-level employees start on our call-list. During this time, you must be available to work any shift on short notice. Call list employees are eligible to bid into production roles as seniority allows at each operation.



The Hiring Pool Process


Once you've applied and after initial screening is completed, you will receive an email from the Talent Acquisition Team regarding your application. You may be contacted to complete further assessments or if we require further information. Hiring pools are a tool to streamline the recruitment experience for both hiring managers and applicants. They are designed so candidates only need to apply once to multiple Canfor Solid Wood Operations. When a position becomes available, Canfor Talent Acquisition will work with the hiring manager to match assessed and qualified candidates to the opportunity.



The Role


  • Ensure safety standards are met by following Canfor safe work and lockout procedures
  • Maintain high standards of cleanliness in your work area and throughout the mill
  • Train and develop skills in various areas of the mill site
  • Develop strong working relationships with your peers and production team


This opportunity provides the potential for growth within a fast-paced production environment, and will expose the ideal candidate to different training in various areas of the mill site.



The Candidate


  • Ability to work in a safe and efficient manner
  • Ability to perform physical labour, including rapid repeitive type work
  • Available to work shiftwork on any day of the week
  • A minimum of 2 years industrial work experience AND/OR equivalent training (eg. OFA3, grading ticket, trade, etc.)
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to analyze and troubleshoot
  • Positive attitude and a self-starter
  • Reliable means of transportation to get to and from work
  • First Aid, safety, or industrial training certificates will be considered an asset


Preference may be given to those individuals with a Level 3 First Aid ticket.



The Incentive


The starting wage for a Production Employee at our Prince George and area Operations starts at $30.10 per hour based on the Collective Agreement.


At Canfor, we offer a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, MSP coverage, and pension, as well as other benefits as per the collective agreement at each of our mills.



Grow With Us


Canfor provides many different training opportunities for employees to advance and grow within our company. Internal training programs such as Canfor College provide various types of courses for employees across our operations.

With numerous success stories throughout our history of employees starting from humble beginnings within Canfor, and through our promote from within culture many of our employees have had the opportunity to become leaders within the organization. Valuing their contributions, these individuals have brought a significant impact to the way we do business today. At Canfor, the potential for advancement and growth is endless.



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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Prince George, BC

Known as BC’s Northern Capital, Prince George is city that offers big city comfort and convenience, but small town serenity and sensibilities. As the largest city in northern BC, Prince George is a hub of industry, offering numerous employment opportunities and is home to the University of Northern British Columbia. This region’s temperate climate creates a lush environment of emerald-green forests and ample opportunities for outdoor activity. For more information, visit http://canfor.com/our-company/our-communities/prince-george

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