Forestry Co-Op Program


Hire Education

Co-op is an exciting opportunity for undergraduate students to gain paid work experience related to their degree and acquire the experience necessary to launch their careers.
For employers in today’s competitive job market, co-op allows you to fill short-term hiring needs as well as pre-screen and train potential future employees.
Explore this website to learn more about the UBC Faculty of Forestry Co-op Program and how you can participate.

Updates & Events


The annual Get Hired series presents students with an insight to their career options and allows employers to scout for talent.

All graduate students are welcome to register.

Featuring Employers:

On Tuesdays

Ecora Engineering & Resource Group Ltd - Oct 1st
Interfor - Oct 8th
Skana Forest Products - Oct 22nd
Bartlett Tree Experts - Oct 22nd
College of Applied Biology - Nov 12th

Time: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Where: UBC Forest Sciences Centre, 2424 Main Mall, Vancouver - Room 1005

Please RSVP by the Tuesday of the employer's session you wish to attend.

On Thursdays

MFLNRORD - Oct 3rd
Forsite - Oct 10th
Canadian Forest Products Ltd. - Oct 17th
Weyerhaeuser - Oct 24th
Western Forest Products - Oct 31st
Calfornia Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) - Nov 7th 
Avisure - Nov 14th
Parks Canada - Nov 28th

Time: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Where: UBC Forest Sciences Centre, 2424 Main Mall, Vancouver - Room 1005

Please RSVP by the Tuesday of the employer's session you wish to attend.

On Fridays

Mosaic Forest Management - Oct 4th at 12:00 pm
Pinchin Ltd - Oct 18th at 11:00 am
Metro Vancouver - Oct 25th at 11:00 am

Time: As specified above
Where: UBC Forest Sciences Centre, 2424 Main Mall, Vancouver - Room 1221

Please RSVP by the Tuesday of the employer's session you wish to attend.

Recent Student Stories

UBC Faculty of Forestry Co-op Student Story

Yehuda Huberman (Natural Resources Conservation) – Fall 2019
BSCN – British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Victoria, B.C. For my fifth and final co-op term, I am working at BC’s Ministry of Forests etc. as a research analyst helping to implement the 2016 Great Bear Rainforest agreement. This position was such a good opportunity that I jumped to apply and was very excited to […] Read more...

UBC Faculty of Forestry Co-op Student Story

Eric Schietekat (Urban Forestry) – Fall 2019
BUF – Royal Wood Tree Care, Delta, B.C. I have been working as an Arborist for Royal Wood Tree Service almost for a year now. I have transitioned from being confused and doubtful with most tasks I had to perform towards projecting confidence and fostering team effort amongst my colleagues. Initially, not knowing the proper […] Read more...

UBC Faculty of Forestry Co-op Student Story

Michael Lam (Wood Products Processing) – Summer 2019
BSCW – West Fraser, Hinton, Alberta This summer I have been working at West Fraser’s Hinton Wood products as a Quality Control Student where I was a part of the Sawmill’s quality control and assurance program. In my role, I was involved in preventative as well as reactive aspects of quality control and assurance. This […] Read more...

UBC Faculty of Forestry Co-op Student Story

Shirlei Ishizaki (Urban Forestry) – Fall 2019
BUF – West Coast Lawns and Gardens, Vancouver, BC I am seeking my interest in horticulture at West Coast Lawns and Gardens. Surprisingly, I do tree-related tasks more often than I expected. Beyond maintaining pristine lawns and garden beds on the North Shore, I also plant hedges, prune trees that are accessible with a ladder […] Read more...

UBC Faculty of Forestry Co-op Student Story

Austin Tahiliani (Natural Resources Conservation) – Fall 2019
BSCN – Parks Canada – Species at Risk Team at Fort Rodd National Historic Site and Gulf Islands National Park Reserve, Victoria, BC As an Ecosystem Restoration Technician for the Species at Risk Team at Fort Rodd National Historic Site and Gulf Islands National Park Reserve, I have been fortunate to gain experience in a […] Read more...