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Forestry Supervisor

Posting ID:     16801
Position Type:   Regular/Full-Time  
City:   Vavenby, BC, Canada 
Location:   Vavenby (BC09) 

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 a motivated forestry professional to join our team in Vavenby as a Forestry Supervisor for our Woodlands Division in a full time position.


The Role:

Working under the supervision of a Forestry Superintendent, the successful candidate will be responsible for the delivery of planned, permitted and or harvested volumes to meet manufacturing facility needs and Company commitments. Based upon operational needs this position may transition to a supervisor role with primary focuses in permitting, harvesting or silviculture. 


Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure activities are conducted in compliance with all applicable Occupational Health and Safety Requirements, forestry legislation, Canfor’s Environmental Policy, Forestry Principles, and Forestry Management System.
  • Implement and sustain identified efficiencies and cost savings initiatives
  • As assigned, complete required planning activities for the operations to ensure targets are achieve with respect to making planned volumes available
  • Ensure all necessary assessments - stand level archeology, riparian, terrain etc… are completed to facilitate cutting permit application
  • As assigned, complete all required permitting and appraisals to meet divisional needs
  • As assigned, ensure permitted volume meets all manufacturing facility requirements for profile, fibre quality, and cost.
  • As assigned, complete all required site plans concurrent to permit submission
  • As assigned, complete all required road permits and required amendments within appropriate timelines
  • As assigned, complete all necessary harvest supervision and related activities to ensure safe, and timely operations
  • As assigned, complete required silviculture activities to facilitate a successful reforestation program
  • Tracking, reporting and root cause analysis of safety, quality, cost, and delivery results.
  • Administrative and environmental management activities.
  • Preparing budgets and managing costs within your specific responsibilities.


The Candidate:

The successful candidate will bring the following experience and expertise:

  • University Degree or Technical Diploma with a minimum of 5 years forestry experience.
  • Eligibility for professional designation with the ABCFP.
  • Excellent leadership, communication & project management skills, with the ability to work within a team environment.
  • Excellent knowledge of applicable B.C. legislation and policies.
  • Proficient in using a computer & related software and forestry applications.
  • Valid Class 5 driver’s license


Preference may be given to those with extensive experience with:

  • Varied experience in Forest Planning, Cutting Permit acquisition, Harvesting and Silviculture
  • Fostering positive First Nations relationships


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 neighbor 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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Vavenby, BC

Vavenby is the ideal backcountry playground, a pleasant place perfectly suited to exploration, adventure and outdoor recreation. This town is situated near nine provincial parks and there are plenty of exceptional spots to snowmobile, hike, swim, boat, and horseback ride. There are numerous campgrounds to choose from for a weekend getaway. For more information, visit

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