Canfor Corporation
Canfor employee

Recognized as one of BC's Top Employers (2016)

Here are some of the reasons why Canfor Corporation was selected as one of BC's Top Employers (2016):

  • Canfor encourages lifelong learning with paid internships and in-house apprenticeships as well as mentoring, subsidies for professional accreditation, in-house and online training and tuition subsidies for courses taken at outside institutions
  • Canfor helps employees plan for life after work with retirement planning assistance, phased-in work options for employees nearing retirement along with defined benefit and defined contribution pension plans (depending on employee group)
Canfor Prince George Sawmill
Canfor employee examining tree specimens
Canfor employees


Industry Sawmills
Established in Canada 1938
Publicly traded yes
Full-time employees in Canada 4,382
Average age of employees in Canada 45
Longest serving employee 51 years
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 24 months
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, mentoring, paid internships
Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities

The Career Directory

Canfor Corporation has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Canfor co-op students and interns from across Canada gathered in front of Canfor's Administrative Centre in Prince George, BC

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Sawmills
Full-time employees in Canada 4,382
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, in-house career planning services
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Typical new grad positions Intern, Junior Accountant, Financial Accountant, Production Supervisor, Shipping Supervisor, Technical Support Technician, Network Analyst, Quality Control Supervisor, HR Analyst, HR Assistant/Administrator, Supply Chain Coordinator, Account Executive, Project Coordinator, Forestry Supervisor, Field Operations
Starting salary $55K to $60K
Work perks health benefits for new employees
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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