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Forestry sector booming, causing demand for trades professionals

Posted By Jackie Burns, VP Western Region, on Thursday, Oct 9, 2014

Referal imageThe improving US housing market and other international trends are driving Canada’s forestry industry in a way not seen for almost 10 years, which is in turn driving demand for skilled tradespeople such as millwrights, heavy-duty mechanics and electricians. It’s a good time to be in forestry, but it also creates unique challenges for the industry.


With serious shortages in the skilled trades, competition is tight for candidates with the right experience and certification.

Hays Refer a Tradesperson


As this sector continues to improve and gain strength we are seeing a spike in the number of jobs we have available. If you know someone who would be interested in learning more about the opportunities we have available, please refer them, and if placed, we’ll provide you with a $150 gift voucher.


Learn more about Hays referral program.


 As the resources and energy industry as a whole in Canada is gaining momentum from improving economic situations worldwide, the competition for top talent is at an all time high. Employers are competing for these professionals with high salaries, strong benefits plans, fly-in and fly-out work options and significant incentives.

I encourage you to reach out to our Hays Resources & Mining team to learn about the current labour market in this area, and the opportunities available to you.

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