Forestry professionals - Emploi d'avenir

The data on this website do not take into account developments in the labour market caused by the COVID-19 public health crisis.

Back to region

Forestry professionals

Direct research, develop plans and administer programs related to the management and exploitation of forest resources.
The management and exploitation of forest resources call upon your qualities as a leader and organizer. If you like to plan, negotiate and supervise, and if you are passionate about nature, this job is for you.

 
Average salaryNot published
 

Description

Forestry professionals conduct research, develop plans and administer and direct programs related to the management and harvesting of forest resources. They are employed by the forest industry, provincial and federal governments, consulting companies, educational institutions and other industries, or they may be self-employed.

Main tasks

  • Plan and direct forest surveys and related studies and prepare reports and recommendations
  • Establish short- and long-term plans for management of forest lands and forest resources
  • Plan and direct woodlands harvesting, reforestation, silviculture and fire prevention and fire suppression programs, road building, wildlife management, environmental protection and insect and vegetation control programs
  • Negotiate terms and conditions of agreements and contracts for forest harvesting, forest management and leasing of forest lands
  • Monitor contract compliance and results of forestry activities
  • Ensure adherence to government regulations and company objectives
  • Plan and conduct public relations programs, and education and extension programs related to forestry
  • Develop and oversee programs for tree seedling production and woodlands nursery operations
  • Conduct advanced research in the areas of tree improvement, nursery seedling production, forest soils, forest ecology, forest mensuration, forest operations and other areas
  • Provide advice and recommendations, as a consultant on forestry issues, to private woodlot owners, municipal, provincial or federal governments or to companies.

Training

UNIVERSITY PROGRAM

Forest engineering, forestry or wood science

More information

More information on this job on IMT onlineThis link open an external website in a new window.

This trade is in highest demand in these regions:

  • Bas-St-Laurent
  • Outaouais
  • Côte-Nord et Nord-du-Québec
  • Chaudière-Appalaches

This site presents a selection of the best job opportunities. At the national level and in all regions, the possibilities are numerous.
To know more, see IMT onlineThis link open an external website in a new window..