Job Opportunity: Temporary Forestry Assistant

April 27, 2022

Temporary Employment Opportunity: Apply Now

Are you looking for a temporary position or summer job 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 Temporary position for a student or young adult looking into a career in forestry with opportunity for the position to be renewed or become full-time.

Position Summary

As Forestry Assistant, you will report directly to the Operations Forester. This is an introductory role to forestry where you will be working in a team environment and exposed to several different aspects of forestry including silviculture & restoration work, cultural feature identification, operations and assist Taan supervisors with day-to-day activities. This position is based out of Taan’s Skidegate office and will require travel to Taan’s operations throughout Graham, Moresby and Louise Islands on Haida Gwaii. You will be expected to be at Taan’s Skidegate office workdays at 7:00am to start your field day returning to the office at 5:00pm daily.

This is an hourly position requiring up to 48 hours a week of work. Your work attitude and skills will continually be evaluated for other positions and career opportunities at Taan and other HaiCo Companies.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Interest in Forest Stewardship
  • Good planning and organizational skills
  • Chainsaw experience/ certification considered an asset
  • Class 5 or better Driver’s Licence /li>
  • Small Vessel Operator Proficiency certification considered an asset


Training, Education & Experience

  • 18+ years of age
  • Minimum Grade 12 or high school equivalency required
  • Experience with Silviculture work, will be considered an asset
  • Cultural Feature Identification accreditation will be considered an asset /li>



Please forward your resume and cover letter to with the subject line Temp Forestry Assistant Job Opportunity attention Operations Forester. Preference will be given to qualified Haida applicants. Only applicants to be interviewed will be contacted.

Application Deadline: May 20th, 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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