Forestry graduates are highly employable and are equipped with skills to work in various careers. During your undergraduate studies, apply to our Co-op program to gain valuable work experience, build your network, and earn a great salary.

As a UBC student, you also have access to a wide range of career services through the Centre for Student Involvement and Careers and access to a valuable network of Faculty of Forestry Alumni.

Learn about different career and volunteer opportunities through the Dean’s Office, and learn about the professional designations available to you upon graduation.

Career Opportunities

A career in Forestry can take you in many different directions and to may different places around the world. Here are just a few of the many career opportunities associated with each degree program.

Forest Operations
Woodlands Engineer
Forest Development Manager
Planning Forester
Forest Operations Manager
Development Engineer

Forest Sciences
Forest Geneticist
Biodiversity Specialist
Fisheries and Wildlife Officer
Forest Ecologist
Seed Planning Forester

Wood Products Processing
Business Analyst
Project Engineer
Operations Manager
Product Development
Technical Sales

Forest Resources Management
Watershed Manager
Forest Planner
Chief Forester
Silvicultural Forester
Woodlands Manager

Natural Resources Conservation
Wildlife or Fisheries Biologist
Environmental Consultant
Land-use Planner
Environmental Educator
Environmental Lawyer

Forest Bioeconomy Sciences and Technology (BEST)
Manager of Sustainability
Climate Change Technical Specialist
Environmental Analyst
Project Manager
Emissions Engineer

Urban Forestry
City and community forestry
Landscape planning & green-space design
Recreation and park management
Tree care & management
Urban development
Urban ecological assessment
Policy and governance

Learn about Canada’s Forest Product industry at the Greenest Workforce website
View other employment opportunities at the Canadian Forests website
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