Job Opportunity: Assistant Forester

May 3, 2022

Full-Time Employment Opportunity: Apply Now

Are you looking for a career that respects the ways of life of Indigenous communities, to be an Environmental Steward of the land by respecting all things and provide opportunity by prioritizing cultural, heritage, social and wildlife values over timber value?

Taan Forest Limited Partnership (Taan), a subsidiary of Haida Enterprises Corporation (HaiCo) an Indigenous-owned company wholly owned by the Council of the Haida Nation and Secretariate of the Haida Nation is seeking a highly motivated individual like yourself to be part of its Stewardship Team on Haida Gwaii, an archipelago off the British Columbia Northwest Coast. This is a Full-Time, Permanent Position with opportunities to expand and grow with the company including mentorship, continuing education and advancement.


Position Summary

As Assistant Forester, you will report directly to the Operations Forester. Working in a team environment you will assist with the development of innovative stewardship projects that bring value to the Haida Nation and Haida Gwaii. You will work closely with your supervisors and field team to ensure silviculture work is complete while monitoring enhanced silviculture crews restore ecosystems and wildlife habitat.

The position is based out of Taan’s Skidegate office requiring travel to Taan’s operations throughout Graham, Moresby and Louise Islands on Haida Gwaii.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Good understanding of Forestry Regulation
  • Good planning and organizational skills
  • Class 5 or better Driver’s Licence
  • Small Vessel Operator Proficiency certification considered an asset


Training, Education & Experience

  • University Degree in Forestry or related Bachelor of Science (BSc) program preferred
  • Registered or eligible to be registered with the ABCFP
  • Silviculture Surveyor Accreditation would be an asset
  • Experience with silviculture databases, Survey Wizard/ Snap, GPS/ GIS Arc info and knowledge of Ecosystem Based Management will be considered an asset



Please forward your resume and cover letter to with the subject line Assistant Forester Opportunity attention Chief Forester.

Application Deadline: June 1st, 2022


About Taan

Taan Offers a competitive wage and benefits program. Taan is committed to creating a successful forest business and economy on Haida Gwaii based on the management principles of the Strategic Land Use Agreement and Haida Law of Yahguudang – respect all things. The underlying goal is to maximize the benefits from the forest resource on Haida Gwaii for the Haida Nation. Specifically, manage for long-term sustainability, increase the number of local forestry and manufacturing jobs on Haida Gwaii, extract the best value possible, and manage the business prudently and effectively.


We thank all candidates for their interest however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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