Canfor Corporation
An aerial view of Canfor's pulp plant  

Recognized as one of BC's Top Employers (2019):

Here are some of the reasons why Canfor Corporation was selected as one of BC's Top Employers (2019):

  • Canfor offers referral bonuses for employees who help recruit candidates from their personal networks, ranging from $500 to $1,500
  • 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 achieve their health and fitness goals by providing free access to an onsite fitness facility at the company's head office location -- additionally, head office employees can access a range of recreational spaces nearby, including golf courses, a baseball diamond, a community centre and several parks
An employee at Canfor using a quad to reach a remote monitoring site   (Photo credit: Jeremiah Armstrong)

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, Wynndel BC
Full-time employees in Canada 4,517
Average age of employees in Canada 44 years
Longest serving employee 52.7 years
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension, defined-contribution (DC) 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
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, mentoring, paid internships
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international

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 employees practicing their shooting skills

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Sawmills
Full-time employees in Canada 2,500 to 5,000
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, Wynndel BC
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 $45K to $50K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, employees receive paid time off to volunteer
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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