Interfor is a growth-oriented forest products company, operating in all major forest products markets across North America. We offer one of the most diverse lines of sustainable wood products to customers around the globe, produced in safety-focused, world-class facilities. In this dynamic and fast-paced environment, we remain growth and safety –See all 21 Interfor photos
GROW WITH INTERFOR
Find your fit at Interfor, where you can explore a wide range of exciting career paths. Whether you enjoy working outside, turning wrenches, or interpreting data, there's always room to grow at one of our 27 sawmills, 2 reman facilities, 1 I-Joist plant, and at our corporate offices. Interfor enables career advancements, creates opportunities for internal promotion, and is committed to the professional development of our employees. We help bring out the best in all our people by offering long-term, competitive jobs supported by training, education, and benefits. Join a growing team of professionals that share your vision for sustainable growth!
MASTER YOUR CAREER
At Interfor, we invest in our people because we know our best talent is homegrown. We focus on continuous improvement and the pursuit of excellence, which are our guiding principles when we build mentorship, training, and education programs for employees. From the very beginning, Interfor gets you started by providing a structured onboarding process that supports your training by laying out expectations and key development milestones. We track your progress to ensure you develop the skills and knowledge to be both safe and efficient in the mill.
Our Employee Development Programs establish a framework that lets you master your career, advance your knowledge and skills, earn better wages, and enjoy a stable, long-term career. LEAD-X Program Leadership training for Interfor’s front-line leaders provides mill supervisors and superintendents with the necessary tools and techniques to lead teams effectively in a dynamic and safety-sensitive production environment. The program involves a mix of online learning and workshops to learn alongside your peers, coupled with one-on-one coaching. BCIT Industrial Wood Processing Certificate Program This one-year program teaches all aspects of sawmill operations to continue to grow your career in lumber manufacturing at Interfor. The program is delivered through a combination of online learning and workshops, allowing you to earn while you learn and apply your new knowledge on-the-job. Once successfully completed, employees receive an Associate Certificate from BCIT. BCIT Business of Sawmilling Program This part-time, one-year program will teach you the essential business skills to run a profitable sawmill operation. As a graduate of the program, you gain industry-specific business knowledge to advance your career in the North American lumber sector at Interfor, as well as receive an Associate Certificate from BCIT. Maintenance Training Programs This program is designed for experienced maintenance employees who have demonstrated the ability to perform essential job functions of a Millwright and want to advance their skills, knowledge, and career. Millwright Accelerator Program This program is designed for experienced maintenance employees who have demonstrated the ability to perform essential job functions of a Millwright and want to upgrade their skills and career with a lesser time commitment than the Millwright Apprenticeship Program.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS AND GRADUATES
If you’re completing a post-secondary degree and aspire to lead, opportunity awaits at Interfor. Interfor has a plan to unleash your potential and launch your career. We’re looking for hard-working and passionate students who want to lace up work boots and be on their feet. Our Co-op and Internship Programs focus on completing hands-on work to build value for the company and develop your skills and knowledge—each student has a mentor and a defined term project. Our Sawmill Operations Trainee Program blends online coursework with the opportunity to apply your knowledge in a practical way on the job. The program passport guides you as you learn what you need to know to be a future leader.
“I came into my co-op with zero experience in the sawmilling industry and walked away with a great understanding of how Sawmills operate. I enjoyed getting to learn from operators/supervisors with years of experience while taking the Lumber fundamentals course. I’m thankful for the experience and glad that I was able to turn my experience into a full time career. I would highly suggest this experience to anyone no matter your experience. I believe it’s a great way to get your foot in the door in the wood processing industry.” - Blake M. “Working as a co-op student with Interfor has given me so many different opportunities to explore within forestry. I’ve made so many connections, especially with other women at Interfor and contractors we’ve worked with who have encouraged me to pursue a career in forestry. My co-op experience has helped me discover where I see my future in the forest industry.” - Tara G.
VISION AND MISSION
Our vision is to be the most profitable, valuable and respected forest products company in the world. Our mission is to build value in everything we do, every day. We build value for: • Employees by providing a career where they can contribute, grow and prosper. • Customers by delivering quality products “on spec. on time.” • Shareholders by providing attractive returns on investment. • Communities by supporting a healthy economy and environment. Whether our days are spent in woodlands, sawmills, offices — or all of the above — it’s the shared focus on excellence that drives us.
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
Interfor is proud to be an equal opportunity employer with high ethical standards. Our Code of Conduct and Ethics goes beyond compliance with workplace laws in Canada and the United States to promote workplaces that are free from harassment and discrimination. Our commitment is backed by a whistleblower hotline where employees can confidentially raise concerns. At Interfor, we recognize the benefits of a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. We have goals and action plans in place to increase the representation of women and people of color in our workforce.