Western Forest Products
September 18, 2023
800 – 1055 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Job Type
Application Deadline
October 31, 2023
British Columbia



Western Forest Products Inc. (WFP) is a Canadian integrated forest products company and the largest crown timber tenure holder in coastal BC. Our operating priorities: Safety (our top priority), Sustainability (a focus across our operations), Quality (sought after by customers around the world), and Productivity (operational efficiency, margin-focus, optimal results).


We are seeking to hire approximately 11 summer students for the 2024 field season. Terms range from 4 or 8 months at one of our 5 Timberlands operations located on beautiful Vancouver Island. Upon graduation, a number of our former summer students have been offered full-time positions with WFP.

Successful candidates will work alongside our teams of forest professionals to support our forest management and sustainability programs through various field activities related to silviculture and/or engineering layout.

Specific duties may include:

  • Assist in the preparation of the various plans and assessments associated with cutblock development including:
    • Site Plans, Harvest, Road, Silviculture and Deactivation Instructions, Cutting Permit Submissions, Road Permit Submissions and related engineering projects, and preparation of other applications as necessary.


Our ideal candidates are:

  • Enrolled in a forestry related post-secondary program;
  • Motivated, dependable, possess a strong work ethic, have a great attitude and thrive in a team environment;
  • Have a valid class 5 driver’s license;
  • In good physical condition and enjoys the challenging working environment in our coastal forests;
  • Interested in pursuing a career in the forest industry.


We would like to get to know you. Your application package should include your resume and cover letter addressing:

  • The year of education you will have completed by May 2024;
  • Whether you have a preference to work in Silviculture, Engineering or both.
  • Why you want to work for us; and,
  • Indicate your career aspirations and how we will benefit from hiring you.

To apply please either submit your applications through your co-op program coordinator OR apply online at www.westernforest.com/careers

Closing date: 4:00pm on Tuesday, October 31, 2023. 

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