Forestry Professional

There are many jobs in the forest products industry in the forestry professionals category. It’s a diverse mix of jobs, but each one plays a role in forest operations management. Forestry professionals guide decisions and policies relating to forest land management. These roles are considered professional because they require specific educational qualifications combined with operational experience.  

As a forestry professional, you may find yourself working with a wide range of people — landowners, purchasers, managers, technicians, contractors, and other professionals — to manage the forest in an environmentally and economically sustainable way. If you enjoy intellectually demanding work that also gets you outdoors, consider becoming a forestry professional. Some of your week could be spent walking over rough terrain and driving to remote forest job sites.


Education And Training

Forestry professionals usually have a college or university degree. In some cases, lots of experience and good job reviews can substitute for a college degree. Many people in this role start as entry-level technicians and crew, while learning the trade from experienced managers. A successful career as a forestry professional depends on combining job experience, education and dedication.

Here is a complete list of Canadian Universities and Colleges.

This job is right for you if...

  • you want to live an oversized life in one of Canada’s beautiful forest communities
  • a sense of community is important to you
  • you like an intellectual challenge
  • you want to make a difference working in a green job
  • you see the big environmental picture
  • you like the outdoors
  • you are a team player
  • you want to work in hiking boots, not dress shoes


Earning Potential

Per Hour

This is the high end of the Canadian average. In some areas, forestry professionals who have earned extra credentials can make more than $52 per hour.


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