8616- Logging and forestry labourers

Canada NOC: 
Job Title: 

Logging and forestry labourers

Job Description: 

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.

Main Duties: 

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.

Employment Requirements: 

Completion of secondary school may be required.
Completion of pre-employment safety courses may be required.
Several weeks of formal and on-the-job training are provided.
Workplace hazardous materials information system (WHMIS) certificate may be required.
Chemicals application licence may be required

Additional Inormation: 

There is mobility among jobs in this unit group.
Progression to other positions, such as silviculture and forestry worker, chain saw and skidder operator or logging machinery operator, is possible with experience.

Classified Elsewhere: 

Chain saw and skidder operators (8421)
Logging machinery operators (8241)
Silviculture and forestry workers (8422)

International Careers(ISCO): 
Source Of Info: 

National Occupation Classification, (2011)

Statistics Canada and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada,

February 2012,

Catalogue no. 12-583-X