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From Sawmills to the Healthcare Frontline: Using Transferrable Skills for Nursing

September 24, 2020

By Mackenzie Kronemeyer Working weekend nights in a Canfor sawmill and wood pellet plant for the first time while I was in high school gave me confidence that I was cut out for a career in nursing. The night shifts, the teamwork, and the focus on safety at Canfor were…

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Forging a Career Path in the Forest Sector

September 23, 2020

By Paul Robitaille, Director of Indigenous and Youth Relationships As a high school student, I was told I would graduate, earn a university degree, find a career path, and then retire… hopefully young. But coming out of university, I found myself being just another young person with a diploma and…

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Back-to-school COVID-19 blues? Let us help!

September 02, 2020

The new school year is upon us, and teachers, parents, and school districts are wrestling with how to safely bring students back into the classroom. “I don’t know what the structure will be, I don’t know what classes I am teaching, I don’t know how all the normal things like…

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PLT Canada’s Diversity and Inclusion Webinars Are Changing How I Hire Staff

July 02, 2020

By Jim Kurta Working with PLT Canada is changing the face of my company. Hiring youth through PLT Canada’s Green Jobs program has opened up opportunities for me to diversify my staff. The program also offers wage matching, which makes hiring a bright young worker even more attractive. Bringing more…

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Executive Director of Canadian Parks Council joins Sustainable Forestry Initiative Board of Directors

June 30, 2020

“I’m thrilled to be joining the SFI and PLT Canada Board of Directors. It is a welcome opportunity to contribute to an organization that is clearly committed to sustainability and growing the community of future forest and conservation professionals,” says Carr.

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