We offer more than just a job. We offer the opportunity to become a steward of our forests and a creator of a more sustainable future.
Canfor is one of the world’s largest producers of sustainable lumber, pulp and paper, and is a North American leader in green energy production.
Our purpose is to be the global leader in supplying diverse and innovative quality wood-based products to our highly valued customers
We are proud of our unwavering commitment to excellence, safety and customer satisfaction.
Safety comes first.
We succeed when our customers succeed.
We are resilient and resourceful. We always find a way forward.
We are a good neighbour in our communities and a responsible steward of the environment.
We demonstrate integrity by doing what we say we are going to do.
We are seeking enthusiastic individuals with a passion to make a difference in their work and community.
You will be an important contributor to our operations and the company, and you will work alongside the best and brightest in the business and sharing your expertise, insights and ideas.
As a self-starter you bring critical thinking and problem solving skills, and you enjoy working independently and as part of a team. In addition, you are looking to expand your knowledge with an amazing global company where safety and sustainability are the most important priorities.
We believe in work-life balance which allows employees to be productive and safe at their jobs while also getting to enjoy their hobbies and family time. We have a variety of benefits and offer regionally competitive compensation for our employees.
For those just getting to know us, we take a renewable resource grown with the power of the sun and turn virtually 100% of it into useful, sustainable products. Our solid wood is used to build residential and commercial structures, and our pulp and paper is manufactured to make everyday products from facial tissue, tea bags, masking tape, wallpaper to labels that go on beer bottles.
Come join our team and make a difference and build your career with Canfor!
Canfor has a global presence in Canada, the United States, Sweden and Asia. We operate manufacturing facilities in the Canadian provinces of British Columbia and Alberta, the Southern United States and Sweden.
Canfor communities are among the most livable in North America and offer exciting recreational opportunities, clean and healthy natural environments, affordable housing and reasonable costs of living. Explore our communities at canfor.com/our-company/our-communities.
COMMUNITY GIVING AT CANFOR
We aim to strengthen our communities and to be a valued contributor and neighbor. Our corporate giving program, Good Things Come in Trees, recognizes that community and sustainability are at the core of everything we do. Our business relies on a resource, and we understand the importance of taking care of what keeps us in business and our commitment goes beyond the forest. Canfor and its employees are active members of the communities where we operate and enjoy supporting great causes and events. In 2018 we contributed over $1.03 million to community causes through Good Things Come in Trees.
A highlight of our North American initiatives:
- Contributed $69,000 towards local youth sports and events.
- Donated $60,000 to three hospitals in Georgia that serve our operating communities.
- Supported the local food banks, the Salvation Army and Christmas Bureaus in each of our 29 operating
communities in Canada and in the United States during the 2018 holiday season.
- Raised $331,000 for the United Way in Canada, the organization is building strong and healthy
communities by helping kids, moving people from poverty to possibility and working to improve lives
TIPS FOR APPLYING
- Your resume should include your work and education experience(s) and certifications along with dates
for each position listed in chronological order.
- Upload your resume in either Word or PDF format. Do not upload your resume as an image (jpg, png,
tiff, gif) through the careers website as they are not successfully received.
- A cover letter is always recommended, but not necessary for every position. We encourage you to keep
the cover letter brief with highlights of your work experience, skills and why you would be a great
member of our team.
THE INTERVIEW PROCESS AT A GLANCE
If you are an entry-level job seeker, some of our locations hold interactive group hiring sessions, called “Canfor Connects”. These sessions are for you to learn about job opportunities at Canfor and allow our supervisors and recruiters to make hiring considerations. As an entry-level job seeker you can expect a short hiring process from a few days to a week. These events are by invitation, so if you’re interested in finding out more about them, we welcome you to apply for our open opportunities at canfor.com/careers
For mid-level and managerial positions, we have a more comprehensive hiring process. Once we receive an application, we review the information and contact potential new hires to better understand their experience and fit for the role. For those selected, we will schedule an initial screening which may include an interview, assessment or testing. For operations related roles, we invite hopefuls to attend an in-person interview and tour of the mill. The hiring process usually entails multiple interviews with managers, the regional manager and/or team members. This process can take upwards of 30 days and will depend on the role and requirements of the position.
For successful candidates, a member of our talent acquisition team will contact you to complete a reference and background check prior to the official hiring.
HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR BENEFITS AND COMPENSATION
We have a variety of benefits and offer regionally competitive compensation for our people, from entry-level all the way up, and understand that by investing in our people we are investing in our company’s success.
Our company benefits are tailored by region to reflect our diverse workforce and their requirements, below are a few highlights:
- Exceptional group benefits plan focusing on health and wellness and insurance services
- Helpful retirement planning from group RRSPs (Canada) to pension plans
- Offer career development opportunities such as apprenticeships, mentorships, lunch and learns, Canfor
College and special employee tours
- Employee recognition through various programs such as Safety and Leadership Awards
- Room to grow within our business
As Canada’s first truly global forest products company, we are an iconic representation of the opportunity that Canada has to offer the globe. Canfor was started in Vancouver, BC over 80 years ago by two immigrants. Today, we remain headquartered in Vancouver, BC and now boast a global workforce of 7,000 employees. Canada’s natural resource sector is the most robust in the world and Canfor is proud to be a global leader demonstrating the power of our very own renewable resources.
With sustainability at our core, there has never been a more compelling time to join our company. From paper, pulp and lumber products that are the foundation of housing and daily life around the world, to carbon neutral energy production and biofuels – we know our business is the kind of venture that captures the hearts and minds of those who want to see our planet and its people thrive. – less