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Human Resources Co-Op Student

Posting ID:     17982
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 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:

  • HR Generalist experience with a focus on HR administration, recruitment, on-boarding, and policy research
  • Communications Coordinator experience with a focus on Social Media, sponsorship and donation programs, and event planning
  • Presentation and communication skills
  • Working in a team environment
  • Exposure to key functions within a large, multi-national, publicly traded company


Potential responsibilities:

  • Provide HR support for the Corporate HR Director and Corporate HR Manager
  • Assist with recruitment and on-boarding processes
  • Develop an Employee Handbook
  • Support the migration of HR policies to SAP Success Factors system
  • Create content for monthly HR Lunch & Learns for corporate head office employees
  • Participate in HR initiatives & other team projects
  • HR policy research


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
  • A keen eye for 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 HR 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

The city of Vancouver is both a natural beauty and a progressive urban centre, a rare place on earth that is idyllic and electric all at once. With one of Canada’s mildest climates, Vancouver is ideally suited for those devoted to outdoor pursuits, health and wellness. Along with its endless supply of fresh air and clean water, Vancouver also boasts countless choices for culturally diverse, world-class cuisine and an inventory of arts and entertainment events. For more information, visit

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