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Insights from Canfor’s Talent Acquisition team: An interview can come through various avenues, the most popular way to apply is via our online careers page or employment-related search engines such as Indeed, Glassdoor or LinkedIn. We encourage job seekers to apply for a position and visit our careers site at canfor.com/careers.

Answered by Canfor3 July 2019

Insights from Canfor’s Talent Acquisition team: The recruitment process will vary depending on the position.

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.

Answered by Canfor3 July 2019

Insights from Canfor’s Talent Acquisition team: The hiring process includes background and reference checks for all roles and a majority of our Canadian operations do not conduct drug tests. All of our US operations conduct drug testing as a part of our hiring process.

Answered by Canfor3 July 2019

Insights from Canfor’s Talent Acquisition team: We are proud to have a dynamic workforce that can work cross-functionally with our teams across operations and offices. Our talented employees make us a great place to work and each location has their own unique culture. No matter your role from tradespeople, business specialists to technology experts we promote diversity of people and work experiences.

Answered by Canfor3 July 2019

Insights from Canfor’s Talent Acquisition team: We have different shift rotations at each of our operations and your schedule will depend on your position and site of employment.

To give you an idea, at one of our pulp mills shift work may consist of 10 hour days Monday to Thursday.


At our sawmill the shift work for tradespeople may consist of eight-hour days Monday to Friday. Shift rotations can also be two-10 hour days followed by two-10 hour night shifts.


At peak times there may be occasional overtime required and your manager will discuss this in advance to ensure employees have time to plan.

Answered by Canfor3 July 2019

Insights from Canfor’s Talent Acquisition team: We have a variety of benefits and offer regionally competitive compensation for our people. 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

• Grant Canfor scholarships to employees’ children studying in forestry-related trades programs

• Employee recognition through various programs such as Safety and Leadership Awards

• Special discounts on products and services exclusive for Canfor employees in Canada

• Ability to learn from an industry leader

• Room to grow within our business


These perks are another way for us to give back to our employees for all of their contributions.

Answered by Canfor3 July 2019

Insights from Canfor’s Talent Acquisition team: We pride ourselves on our “family” and team culture. We have a supportive employee community that care for the well-being of their colleagues and safety of those around them. We strive to create a fun environment where employees can learn and grow, stay challenged, and enjoy a healthy work-life balance.

Answered by Canfor3 July 2019

They give you the questions they want to ask in the interview so you can be prepared.

Answered 26 May 2020

Insights from Canfor’s Talent Acquisition team: Training at our operations will vary by role and mill location. General in-house training may include first-aid and CPR, while job specific training will cover areas such as but not limited to equipment operation and fall restraint.

Answered by Canfor4 July 2019

Start with 2 weeks. They are generally pretty flexible and accommodating

Answered 4 March 2020
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