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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.

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Table on the employment potential for Logging and Forestry Labourers in Alberta.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Alberta Limited   (1 of 3 stars) 2014-05-22

For the 2013-2015 projection period, employment opportunities will be limited for Logging and Forestry Labourers (NOC 8616) in Alberta. Compared with all other occupations, this occupation is expected to experience weaker employment growth. This, in addition to fewer workers retiring, is expected to limit employment opportunities. There should also be proportionately more unemployed workers with experience in this occupation to compete for available jobs. Due to the seasonal nature of this occupation, employment opportunities will vary depending on the time of the year.

According to the 2011 National Household Survey, the average age for this occupation in Alberta was 34 years. Also, according to the Labour Force Survey, less than 1,500 people worked in this occupation in 2013.

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 Limited   (1 of 3 stars) 2014-05-22
Banff--Jasper--Rocky Mountain House Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2014-05-22
Calgary Region Limited   (1 of 3 stars) 2014-05-22
Camrose--Drumheller Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2014-05-22
Edmonton Region Limited   (1 of 3 stars) 2014-05-22
Lethbridge--Medicine Hat Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2014-05-22
Red Deer Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2014-05-22
Wood Buffalo--Cold Lake Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2014-05-22

Provincial / Territorial Labour Market News

Week of Aug 04 - Aug 08, 2014 Week of Jul 14 - Jul 18, 2014 Week of Jul 07 - Jul 11, 2014 Week of Apr 21 - Apr 25, 2014
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