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Summer Student - Pulp Mill

Posting ID:     17746
Position Type:    Summer Student  
City:   Prince George, BC, Canada 
Location:   CAC - Canfor Pulp (BC31) 

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 Pulp is currently seeking Summer Students to join our team for the 2019 Summer Term. We are looking for candidates who are interested in a growth opportunity in a production environment who will train in various areas of the mill site. This position involves manual labour and possible exposure to dusts and/or chemicals. Candidates must be full time students and enrolled in a Post-Secondary Institution for September 2019 to be considered for this position.


The Candidate

  • Ability to work in a safe and efficient manner
  • Available to work shiftwork
  • Completion of Grade 12/GED
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to analyze and troubleshoot
  • Positive attitude and a self-starter
  • Able to work in an environment that may include exposure to weather, dust, chemicals, moving mechanical parts, and noise
  • Preference will be given to individuals with industrial work experience

*Please review the following carefully prior to submitting your application for summer employment. APPLICATIONS RECEIVED WITHOUT THIS INFORMATION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Applications submitted will be considered for employment at all three Canfor Pulp Ltd. mills in Prince George, BC.

General Information
Students hired for summer employment will be expected to work in a heavy industrial environment and will be utilized in relief positions. The summer work term is from May 22nd, 2019 to Aug 30th, 2019. Successful candidates will be expected to commit to these dates.


If a summer student does not perform at an acceptable level during his/her probationary period (90 days from date of hire), he or she may be subject to termination.


Students will be required to have a face-to-face Performance Review with their Supervisor prior to the end of the work term.



  1. Students must be attending an educational institution full time during the
    • 2019-2020 academic year. Full time means 3 or more courses for each semester.
    • Students must be enrolled in a program of two or more years duration; which leads to a recognized degree or diploma
  2. Students must be committed to continuing full-time education in the September 2019 and January to May 2020 semesters. You will be asked for proof by letter of enrolment from the Registrar's Office and proof of deposit (tuition receipt). Your letter of enrollment MUST accompany your application to be considered for this position
    • If you are hired, a document confirming your registration for the Fall 2019 semester MUST be received in the Human Resources office no later than July 15th, 2019 to ensure your continued Summer 2019 employment.
    • Summer Students must also provide proof that a tuition deposit has been paid to Canfor, in order to confirm program enrollment for the September 2019 and January to May 2020 semesters.
    • If it is determined during the summer work term that a summer student is not returning to school for the 2019-2020 term, that student will be terminated from the program immediately and will not qualify for any employment with Canfor's pulp mills for one year. Should he or she attend an accredited university, college, or technical school as a full time student, he or she will re-qualify for summer employment
  3. A summer student's rehire is based on an acceptable work and attendance record with the Company

Note: Those employed in the annual turnarounds or Co-Op programs are not eligible for employment with the summer student program.

If you meet the above noted criteria we invite you to apply by January 15th, 2018 at 4:00pm.

*Please attach a confirmation of Enrollment Letter from the post-secondary institution’s Registrar’s office for your January 2019 and Fall 2019 semesters. If you cannot yet register for the Fall 2019 or January 2020 semesters, please note that we will still need proof that you are in a full-time program from your post-secondary institution in order to move forward with your application.

*Please also attach proof of your tuition deposit for your January 2019 and Fall 2019 semesters when submitting your application.


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 eficiently deliver quality products to our customers around the globe.

  • Safety comes first.
  • We succeed when our customers suceed.
  • 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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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

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