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Sales Representative
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To be successful in sales in the forest products industry, you must be driven, disciplined and focused. You will be expected to plan daily sales activities and to seek out sales through cold calls, door-to-door contact, networking and marketing efforts. As a sales representative, you will also be expected to have a solid understanding of the forest products industry and the innovative products it produces.

Depending on the company you work for, you may have the opportunity to travel across Canada and internationally. But many sales representatives have smaller territories that allow them to come home at the end of each day. 

Working as a sales rep opens up the opportunity to move up to supervisory, managerial or even executive positions.

Education And Training

Getting your high school diploma is the first step on your path to a rewarding sales career in the forest products industry. Getting a university degree or finishing a college program is another good way to start your career. But ultimately, your success in sales will be determined by the experience you earn on the job.

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 are goal-oriented
  • you are confident
  • you like networking
  • you are a good communicator

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Earning Potential

$41
Per Hour


This is the high end of the Canadian average. In some areas, more senior sale representatives make $50 per hour.

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