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Occupational Health Nurse
Mill Operations

Occupational health nurses are an integral part of the human resources team at forest products companies. They are responsible for diagnosing and providing primary care for work- and non-work-related injuries and illnesses. Nurses also help screen candidates during the hiring process.

Working as an occupational health nurse in the forest products industry also means carrying out duties like helping employees return to work after an injury or illness.  Many forest products companies also have health and wellness programs, which you would oversee.

Working as an occupational health nurse opens up the opportunity to move up to supervisory or managerial positions in human resources management.

Education And Training

To fill this role, you could graduate from a recognized nursing program. Earning a certified occupational health nurse designation is also advantageous. There are a variety of college programs that will help you jump-start your career.

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 variety and learning new things
  • you want to make a difference working in a green job
  • you like people
  • you have a scientific mind
  • medicine interests you

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Earning Potential

$43
Per Hour


This is the high end of the Canadian average. In some areas, more senior nurses make $60 per hour.

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