Forestry Technician

Woodlands

Job Description

Forestry technicians are skilled people experienced in technical tasks that don’t usually require heavy equipment, tools or hard physical labour. Instead, their main work requires applied knowledge and skills in data recording. Working as a forestry technician means you’re comfortable using a range of instruments to do things like taking measurements, surveying land, and inspecting and monitoring job sites. There are many diff­erent kinds of forestry technicians. Most of their work happens outdoors. You need to be fit enough to trek across rough, often steep, terrain. A typical day could see you working as part of team to fight forest fires. Or you could be tasked with marking timber to set up environmentally sustainable harvesting operations. Road and trail construction is another key duty. The job also off­ers a chance for advancement because you are exposed to so many di­fferent aspects of a forest company’s operation.

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  • 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 are physically fit
  • You are a team player who gets along with other trades
  • You want to work in work boots, not dress shoes

Communities

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HIGH LEVEL, ALBERTA
ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE, ALBERTA
FORT ST-JAMES, BRITISH COLUMBIA

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Education And Training

Forestry technicians often require skills to be tailored on the job. You can increase your job choices if you finish a one- to three-year college program for forestry technologists, renewable resource managers or forest rangers.

Northwest Community College
University of Lethbridge
Université de Sherbrooke

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NOTE

The requirements listed are generally required qualifications for this Career Type. The qualifications may vary based on the employer and/or the geographic location of that job.

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