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Administrative Assistant - Woodlands

Posting ID:     17042
Position Type:   Regular/Full-Time 
City:   Vanderhoof, BC, Canada 
Location:   Plateau (BC06) 

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 looking for an administrative professional with a passion for details and organization to join our Vanderhoof Fibre team as an Administrative Assistant - Woodlands.


The Role:
The Administrative Assistant - Woodlands reports to the Harvesting Superintendent, and is responsible for processing accurate information that will support Vanderhoof Fibre team. 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.


Key Responsibilities

  • Provide administrative support to the division (woodlands operations), and being the main contact for general Woodlands requests and inquiries,
  • Assist in HR Administration for Woodlands staff, including assisting with onboarding of new hires,
  • Safety administration, such as training database administration, Safety Pages reports, maintaining Safety Procedure Manuals,
  • Event planning and Employee Relations Activities (i.e. travel, meeting setup, lunches, safety events, hearing tests, United Way Campaign)
  • File Cabinet (digital) administration. Maintain i.e. create folders, deletions, general maintenance
  • Contracts - GSA’s and as per request. Non-replaceable and replaceable logging contracts
  • Harvest notifications and FN Information Sharing Packages
  • Process all incoming Woodlands mail and distribute. Ministry of Forest Approval documents – update Resources (Genus) and scan/save to File Cabinet/email distribution
  • Communications – maintain inventory of truck and hand-held radios. Arrange repairs and purchases/radio licenses
  • Invoice tracking
  • General Forestry Assistant Duties, preworks, general communications with Forestry Consultants, logistics planning, camp bookings, bridge site plans


The Candidate:

  • High school graduate with a minimum of three (3) years human resources and/or administrative experience
  • Demonstrated computer proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Familiarity with VIP and/or Empath payroll systems would be considered an asset
  • The ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Highly motivated self-starter with strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and the desire to work in a fast paced dynamic environment
  • Flexibility, ability to multi-task, detail-orientated and positive 


The Incentive
Canfor offers a comprehensive, flexible benefits package that allows you to customize your benefits to meet your individual needs, and includes health and dental coverage as well as life, accident and disability insurance.  In addition to this, we offer pension and other benefits.

Grow with us 
At Canfor, we understand that our strength comes from our skilled and dedicated employees and we work hard to support their ongoing professional development. We offer a number of training programs and development opportunities to support each of our employees in their pursuit of career advancement and growth. Whether you want to develop upon your skills or advance your career with Canfor, we offer a promote-from-within culture that will give you these opportunities.

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 efficiently deliver quality products to our customers around the globe.

  • Safety comes first.
  • We succeed when our customers succeed.
  • 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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Vanderhoof, BC

Vanderhoof is a close-knit community with impressive scenery and a surplus of wilderness retreats, and is a perfect fit for those who love the outdoors. There are hundreds of hiking trails and easy access to fishing, kayaking, canoeing, bird watching, and wilderness viewing. For more information, visit

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