Canfor Corporation
Canfor employee working in one of the company's tree nurseries

Recognized as one of BC's Top Employers (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why Canfor Corporation was selected as one of BC's Top Employers (2017):

  • Canfor encourages lifelong learning with formal mentoring opportunities, 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 and a defined benefit pension plan for the majority of its workforce
  • Canfor's head office employees have free access to a shared-use onsite fitness facility that features everything from weights to rowing machines as well as instructor-led classes, such as lunchtime yoga
Canfor employees

Highlights

Industry Sawmills
Established in Canada 1938
Publicly traded yes
Major Canadian hiring locations Prince George BC, Vancouver BC, Mackenzie BC, Taylor BC, Chetwynd BC, Elko BC, Vanderhoof BC, Radium Hot Springs BC, Vavenby BC, Grande Prairie AB, Houston BC, Fort St. John BC
Full-time employees in Canada 4,324
Average age of employees in Canada 44.5
Longest serving employee 50.7 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
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring, paid internships
Scope of charitable involvement local, national
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
Major Canadian hiring locations Prince George BC, Vancouver BC, Mackenzie BC, Taylor BC, Chetwynd BC, Elko BC, Vanderhoof BC, Radium Hot Springs BC, Vavenby BC, Grande Prairie AB, Houston BC, Fort St. John BC
Full-time employees in Canada 4,324
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, leadership training
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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