Forestry Summer Student - Silviculture


Date Posted: January 16, 2023

Job Location: Smithers

Job Type: Coop

Start: Immediately

Company: West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.


Address: 2375 Tatlow Rd P.O. Box 3130, Smithers, British Columbia, Canada V0J 2N0

Job Description

West Fraser is a leading diversified forest products company,
rated as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for ten years and
nominated as Canada’s Top 100 Employers for Young People. West
Fraser is an established leader in sustainable forestry,
high-efficiency wood product production, and innovative
manufacturing. We are committed to responsible stewardship of the
environment. West Fraser’s Pacific Inland Resources
Division in Smithers, BC
, has an opportunity for


On our Silviculture teams, you will gain hands-on experience and
training in the forest industry. Our Forestry summer terms vary
from 4 months to 8 months, depending on your academic program
schedule and how far you are in your studies. 


Our silviculture team oversees growth & forest health
monitoring of plantations. In this role, you will access our sites,
select seedlings, participate in planting supervision, conduct
regeneration/free-growing surveys, stand tending assessments, and
site preparation assessments. Your responsibilities include data
collection and collaboration in other reforestation methods.


  • Enrolled in a Forestry Degree Program or a Forestry Technical
    Diploma Program at an accredited post-secondary
  • Prior forestry, agricultural or industrial experience
    considered an asset
  • Must be available to commence work in May 2023
  • Able to legally drive in Canada

  • Basic outdoor and wilderness skills
  • Strong work ethic
  • Commitment to working safely and creating a safe workplace

Location Summary:

Smithers, BC is a welcoming, small
Northern BC town with stunning vistas in all directions. An
abundance of summer activities, including fishing, boating,
camping, and hiking, attracts both locals and visiting outdoor
enthusiasts. The downtown has an alpine feel which adds to the
town’s attraction and charm.

About West Fraser: 

West Fraser is a leading forest products company. We are listed
on the TSX, NYSE, and recognized for the eighth time, as one of
Canada’s Top 100 Employers. Our goals are straightforward –
leadership through safety, profit, responsibility in communities,
excellence in people and strength in products.  

West Fraser Timber has over 60 locations across Canada, the
United States, and Europe. We believe strongly in promoting from
within and pride ourselves on providing a challenging environment
with continuous development. The successful candidate should be
interested in future growth opportunities within the company. West
Fraser offers an excellent compensation package including a
competitive salary, excellent benefits, and an outstanding pension

West Fraser believes inclusive, diverse teams build a more
vibrant workforce, safer operations, and a stronger company
overall. We strive to create workplaces and leadership teams that
are reflective of the diverse communities we are a part of. We will
not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis
of race, gender, national origin or any other protected legal

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Leadership through safety, profit, responsibility in
communities, excellence in people and strength in

Job Conditions

  • Minimum experience: 0 to 1 year
  • Minimum educational level: Grade 12 or Equivalent
  • Language: English

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