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Jeremy Woo

Myth: I can’t work in a small city and advance my career.

July 18, 2013 12:29 pm Published by

Fact: With forestry, this is definitely false. Vernon may be a small town, but thanks to Tolko, there are big opportunities in the private sector with plenty of room for advancement.

Tolko’s towering corporate office is located in Vernon, a small city of about 30 000 people. Plenty of corporate opportunities exist, including the ability to perform meaningful,

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Myth Busting: Tolko Style

July 17, 2013 11:44 am Published by

It’s no secret – there are a lot of stigmas and stereotypes about working in the forestry industry and living in smaller centres like Vernon, where Tolko is based. Contrary to popular belief, my co-workers are not the axe-wielding, plaid-wearing lumberjacks of yesteryear; rather, Tolko’s workforce is comprised of a diverse array of professionals, tradespeople, and skilled workers.

It’s myths like these that need some busting.

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Come Home to Forestry

July 16, 2013 3:46 pm Published by

Who says you can’t go home?

As a business student, I truly believed that advancing my career would likely require relocation, away from my comfortable surroundings in the tranquil Okanagan Valley. I was under the impression that climbing the corporate ladder would require at least a few years in a big bustling city, like Calgary, Vancouver or Toronto.

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Work for a leader that cares!

July 16, 2013 3:39 pm Published by

Picture this: a group of Canada’s largest forest product companies and prominent environmental groups sit down at a table.

The unlikely duo talks for a while. Surprisingly, the two groups walk away shaking hands, proudly holding an agreement that promises a better environmental future for all Canadians.

I am proud to say that my employer, Tolko Industries,

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Forestry: Canada’s Sustainable Employer

June 13, 2013 11:10 am Published by

Would you like to work for a company that believes in operating in a stewardly manner? Where renewing the forest resource for the future is a key focus?

Given today’s socially conscious workforce, it’s no wonder that many of us are thinking about the impact our employers have on the environment and the implications of our career choices.

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