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Assistant Forester

 Posting ID:     25080
Position Type:   Regular  
City:   Whitecourt, AB, Canada 
Location:   Whitecourt Fibre  


You are an analytical problem solver who has excellent interpersonal skills. A natural self-starter, you work well independently and require minimal supervision. You are self-motivated to achieve optimal results no matter the task and have a keen ability to identify opportunities and solve problems. You interact well with both peers and supervisors and have excellent written communication-why “wood’nt” we want you?!


This is an exceptional entry-point for a "budding" career in Forestry.  You will gain experience in all functional forestry areas such as (but not limited to) planning, silviculture, and operations. This Monday-Friday position with a 60/40 field-work/office split, is an incredible opportunity to work fulltime with some of the best in the biz along with the Canfor Woodlands team in Whitecourt!


The life of the Assistant Forester includes:

  • Assisting and coordinating tree planting, site preparation, regeneration survey, stand tending, pre-commercial and commercial thinning programs.
  • Assisting with harvesting, log loading, and log haul programs.
  • Assisting with road reclamation activities.
  • Collaborating with team members to ensure operations are carried out in an environmentally sensitive manner and in accordance with sustainable forest management practices.


For this role, come equipped with:

  • A diploma in Forestry, Environmental, or a related field
  • Excellent communication
  • The ability to use your time and resources efficiently and effectively
  • Strong interpersonal skills


Ideally, you are eligible for registration with the Association of Alberta Forest Management Professionals (AAFMP). For bonus points, you have experience working with contractors and stakeholders and are comfortable working independently in a field environment.


If you have a positive attitude and a willingness to learn, click that, “apply” button today! #ind124



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Whitecourt, AB

Whitecourt sits at the crossing of the Athabasca and McLeod Rivers, just 2 hours northwest of Edmonton. Whitecourt’s surrounding area is full of adventure – fishing, boating, hiking, mountain biking, snowmobiling, you name it! This friendly, community-driven town is full of life, with mild summers and refreshing winters. For more information, visit

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