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If you have some of the many and varied skills that are in-demand in Canada’s forest products industry, or if you’re an industry employer with positions to fill, the Greenest Workforce Job Match Tool is designed for you.
Job seekers can use this site to browse or search current openings to Find a Job and apply right away. They can also register as a job seeker, after which they’ll be matched with the right jobs as they become available, along with a getting a range of Other Services. For employers, the tool gives added visibility to job openings, and an opportunity to identify and connect with a qualified Talent Pool. Read more in our overviews for Job Seekers/Career Advisors and Employers.
The Greenest Workforce is also a content-rich information source for job seekers, career counselors and others wanting to know more about the rewarding careers available within Canada’s forest products industry. This dynamic, forward-looking and environmentally friendly industry is filling 60,000 positions between 2010 and 2020. Explore this site for more information on your future as part of Canada’s Greenest Workforce.
This site also offers current Labour Market Information reports, drawing from job posting and matching activity and other data sources. It includes industry-specific trends and forecasts, and data on current openings, for specific locations and jobs. The Greenest Workforce Job Match Tool is a project of the Forest Products Association of Canada, with funding from the Government of Canada’s Sectoral Initiatives Program.
The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is the voice of Canada’s leading wood, pulp and paper producers nationally and internationally in government, trade, and environmental affairs. Canada’s forest products industry is a 57 billion dollar a year industry that represents 12% of Canada’s manufacturing GDP. The industry is one of Canada’s largest employers, operating in 200 forest-dependent communities from coast to coast, and directly employing 230,000 Canadians across the country. www.fpac.ca
FPInnovations is among the world’s largest private, not-for-profit forest research centers. It helps the Canadian forest industry develop innovative solutions based on the unique attributes of Canada’s forest resources, with a focus on sustainable development and taking full advantage of the industry’s substantial scientific, technological and commercial capital. www.fpinnovations.ca
The Canadian Institute of Forestry/l’Institut forestier du Canada (CIF/IFC) is the national voice of forest practitioners. Formed in 1908, the Institute represents foresters, forest technologists and technicians, ecologists, biologists, geographers, educators, scientists and many others with a professional interest in forestry. The Institute’s mission is to provide national leadership in forestry, promote competence among forestry professionals, and foster public awareness of Canadian and international forestry issues. Get your membership here www.cif-ifc.org.
Focus on Forests is a FREE online teaching tool that provides hands-on activities and support materials to assist teachers of all grade levels. The lesson plans are well organized and designed to be easily adapted to any teaching environment or grade level. The objective of Focus on Forests is to provide students with the opportunity to observe and understand trees and forests in the world around them. www.focusonforests.ca