Job requirements Forester in Canada
Find out what you typically need to work as a forester in Canada. These requirements are applicable to all Forestry professionals (NOC 2122).
This is what you typically need for the job.
- A bachelor's degree in forestry or forestry engineering is required.
- Certification as a forester or forest engineer by provincially chartered associations is required in provinces having such associations.
- A two-year practicum of supervised work experience and professional examinations are usually required before registration.
Professional certification and licensing
You might need to get a certification from a regulatory authority before you start working. Find out if this occupation is regulated in your province or territory.
|Location||Job title||Regulation||Regulatory body|
|Alberta||Forester||Regulated||College of Alberta Professional Foresters|
|British Columbia||Forester||Regulated||Association of British Columbia Forest Professionals|
|New Brunswick||Forester||Regulated||Association of Registered Professional Foresters of New Brunswick|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||Forester||Regulated||Registered Professional Foresters of Newfoundland and Labrador|
|Nova Scotia||Forester||Regulated||Registered Professional Foresters Association of NS|
|Ontario||Professional Forester||Regulated||Ontario Professional Foresters Association|
|Québec||Forest Engineer||Regulated||Ordre des ingénieurs forestiers du Québec|
|Saskatchewan||Forester Professional||Regulated||Association of Saskatchewan Forestry Professionals|
Do you want to work in another province or territory?
If you are already certified to work in a regulated occupation in your province or territory, it will be easier for you to have your certification recognized in another province or territory. See the Workers Mobility's website to learn more.
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