Forestry Summer Students - 2024


Date Posted: July 28, 2023

Job Location: Williams Lake

Job Type: Coop

Start: Immediately

Company: West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.


Address: 4200 North MacKenzie Avenue, Williams Lake, British Columbia, Canada V2G 2V5

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. Our Woodlands divisions currently have opportunities
for motivated:


Every year, West Fraser hires over 50 Forestry summer students
throughout our Canadian operations in British Columbia, Alberta,
and Quebec. You will gain hands-on experience and training in the
forest industry on either our Silviculture or Planning teams. Our
Forestry summer terms vary from 4 months, 8 months, or up to 1
year, depending on your academic program schedule and how far along
you are in your studies. 


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


This role is tasked with implementing the operational planning
of road construction and harvesting programs related to various
forest tenures while considering best methods and other related
operational & strategic planning duties. Our planning team
works closely with various stakeholders to ensure the development
of stewardship & management plans and silviculture
prescriptions & cutting permits, while ensuring a strict
adherence to current legislation and land use planning


  • 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 2024
  • Able to legally drive in Canada
  • Basic outdoor and wilderness skills
  • Strong work ethic
  • Commitment to working safely and creating a safe workplace

Summer student opportunities are available in the following
locations: Quesnel, 100 Mile House, Williams Lake, Fraser Lake,
Smithers, Chetwynd, Sundre, Hinton, Blue Ridge, Slave Lake 
Manning, Chambord, and La Sarre. Many of our students return to be
crew leaders in subsequent summers or join our team full-time after

If this position sounds like an opportunity for you, submit your
resume and cover letter   to: click on the green
“apply now” at the top of the page.

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

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only
those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Conditions

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

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