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Logging and Forestry Labourers  (NOC 8616)
Camrose--Drumheller Region
Description |  Titles |  Duties |   Related Occupations

Logging and forestry labourers perform a variety of manual tasks such as attaching choker cables to logs, planting trees, clearing brush, spraying chemicals, cleaning up landing areas and assisting other workers in woodlands operations. They are employed by logging companies and contractors.

chokerman/woman, forestry labourer, logging labourer, swamper – logging and forestry, tree planter, seasonal.

Logging and forestry labourers perform some or all of the following duties:
  • Assist other workers at logging sites
  • Attach chokers or cables to felled trees for yarding
  • Plant trees using manual tools
  • Spray herbicides from the ground using manual spraying equipment
  • Clear trails through woodlands using chain saws
  • Clean up landing areas at logging sites.
Included Cities in Region | Service Canada Offices

Camrose, Lloydminster, Drumheller, Hanna, Killam, Lamont, Provost, Stettler, Strathmore, Three Hills, Tofield, Two Hills, Vegreville, Vermilion, Viking, Vulcan, Wainwright

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Outlook & Prospects for Logging and Forestry Labourers in Camrose--Drumheller Region

The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.

Provincial Employment Potential Information

The following table identifies employment conditions within Alberta.

Limited : LimitedFair : FairGood : Good
Table on the employment potential for Logging and Forestry Labourers in Camrose--Drumheller Region as well as in the rest of the Alberta.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Athabasca--Grande Prairie--Peace River Region N/A N/A
Banff--Jasper--Rocky Mountain House Region N/A N/A
Calgary Region N/A N/A
Camrose--Drumheller Region N/A N/A
Edmonton Region N/A N/A
Lethbridge--Medicine Hat Region N/A N/A
Red Deer Region N/A N/A
Wood Buffalo--Cold Lake Region N/A N/A

Provincial / Territorial Labour Market News

Week of Apr 07 - Apr 11, 2014 Week of Mar 17 - Mar 21, 2014 Week of Mar 03 - Mar 07, 2014
  • Exhibitors at the second annual Agricultural Job Fair in Lethbridge are having a difficult time finding and retaining production workers and skilled tradespersons. With spring approaching, there is a strong demand for workers from cattle operations, feedlots and dairy farms.
Week of Feb 10 - Feb 14, 2014
Please consult the Camrose--Drumheller Region and Canada tabs for more useful information related to outlook.