August 28, 2023
NA, Vanderhoof
Job Type
Application Deadline
British Columbia


Permitting Supervisor

Posting ID: 25969 Position Type: Regular City: Vanderhoof, BC, Canada Location: Plateau  


You take the initiative, display strong active listening skills, and have the inclination to ask insightful questions. You excel in effectively leading groups and engaging stakeholders and consistently maintain a keen sense of urgency. A self-starter who also has the ability to work independently, ensuring the precision of your work and exhibiting meticulous attention to detail are of paramount importance to you. You are ready to “leaf” through regulations and “root” out any issues!


As the Permitting Supervisor, your role will encompass a range of important responsibilities related to cutting permit acquisition and overseeing project management. Your contributions will play a crucial role in ensuring the smooth progression of various tasks, including appraisals, site plans, and field activities. This position is a full-time member of the Plateau Woodlands Team.


The life of the Permitting Supervisor includes:

  • Working collaboratively with our Indigenous partners and the Canfor Forest Planning Team
  • Ensuring activities are conducted in compliance with all applicable Occupational Health and Safety Requirements, Forestry Legislation, Canfor’s Environmental Policy, Forestry Principles, and Forestry Management System
  • Managing and completing all activities associated with Cutting Permit and Road Permit Acquisitions, including Appraisals Site Plans, Engineered Cost Estimates, etc
  • Implementing and improving stumpage management best practices


For this role, come equipped with:

  • Registered or eligible for registration as an RPF or RFT with Forest Professionals British Columbia (FPBC)
  • Associated university degree or technical diploma with related forestry experience
  • Knowledge of applicable BC forestry and related legislation and policies


Ideally, you have experience working with Indigenous groups and a past in archeological surveys, riparian & eco classification, terrain stability, and visual impact assessments. You also have basic GIS skills such as map making and some previous fieldwork.


If you are a self-starter with attentive listening skills and an inquisitive ability, click that “apply” button today! #CADS


Don't check off every single bullet point? Studies show that people are reluctant to apply for positions they aren't 100% qualified for. At Canfor, our focus is finding the right fit for our organization, not a criteria checklist. We encourage applications from individuals whose backgrounds may not perfectly align.


At Canfor, diversity means understanding, recognizing, and valuing the differences that make each person unique. We see inclusion and diversity as essential to our productivity, creativity, innovation, and competitive advantage. Therefore, we strive for a fair and equitable recruitment process where hiring decisions are based on each applicant's qualifications and experience.


We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Hiring for this position is ongoing and will be filled as required. The specific type of employment screening conducted varies depending on the role and location. These screenings may involve behavioral assessments, references, physical testing, and criminal record checks.


Why Canfor?
Canfor is a global leader in the manufacturing of low-carbon forest products, including lumber, pulp, paper, wood pellets and green energy. We embrace innovation in our industry and provide high-quality products to global markets. With our dedicated employees, we demonstrate leading environmental practices and are committed to the communities that host our operations.


As we continue to diversify our business, we have exciting work and development opportunities to help you build a rewarding career.


Our people-focused approach prioritizes our employees’ safety, well-being and growth because they are critical to the success of our company. We provide learning opportunities that support you in developing skills and competencies at each stage of your career at Canfor. We offer competitive compensation and industry leading benefits to best support our employees and their families.  Join us today and together, we can build a sustainable future.


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Vanderhoof, BC
Vanderhoof is a close-knit community with impressive scenery and a surplus of wilderness retreats, and is a perfect fit for those who love the outdoors. There are hundreds of hiking trails and easy access to fishing, kayaking, canoeing, bird watching, and wilderness viewing. For more information, visit


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