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The Forestry Sector Council has partnered with SkillsPass to provide forestry employers, employees, and job seekers to participate in online training opportunities and certifications at no cost. As a SkillsPass partner, Forestry Sector Council is opening the platform up for the forestry industry in Nova Scotia – thanks to funding support from the Department of Labour and Advanced Education.

SkillsPass is a training platform that offers a library of self-directed online courses, training, and webinars specific to our industry. Employees and job seekers can develop the necessary skills to succeed in today’s workforce and upgrade their skills to increase their value to their employer and gain access to new opportunities within the sector.

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Training

THE FORESTRY SAFETY SOCIETY OF NS (FSS)

http://fss.ns.ca/courses/

FSS saves lives and reduces injuries, as well as maintaining compliance with regulatory bodies. They offer online courses in WHMIS and Transportation of Dangerous Goods, as well as a wide variety of courses in the classroom.

 

HIGH-PERFORMANCE LOGGING (HPL)

https://cwfcof.org/HPL-Logging-Program

High-Performance Logging is an initiative of the Canadian Woodlands Forum and BioApplied, aimed at providing solutions for improving operational efficiency and business performance in today’s forestry operations.

 

Forestry machine operator Program

https://cwfcof.org/HPL-Logging-Program

The forestry machine operator training program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions as mechanized forest equipment operators. Following a comprehensive application and evaluation process, successful students will participate in three key phases over the course of the 25-week program.

 

JOB PROFILES

https://thegreenestworkforce.ca/index.php/en/forestry-career-types/

Review helpful information from The Greenest Workforce career types and PLT Canada career fact sheets to read up on different job types within the sector and to better determine the career path that’s right for you!

WOOD LOT MANAGEMENT HOME STUDY PROGRAM

https://woodlot.novascotia.ca/

Have you ever wondered how to grow more wood, improve wildlife habitat on your woodlot, or maintain and safely operate your chainsaw? Now you can. Choose between studying online, downloading from the site, or mailing in.

 

JOB BANK

https://thegreenestworkforce.ca/jobs/index.php/en/job-search/

The Greenest Workforce job bank allows you to search forest industry jobs from all over the country by job title, career type, and location. For more detailed search criteria, such as education level and language requirements, use Advanced Search. Register as a job seeker so we can match you with the right jobs as soon as they become available.

 

MENTORSHIP

https://pltcanada.org/en/green-jobs/mentorship-program-for-youth-in-forest-conservation/

To learn more about opportunities for mentorship for youth in the forest and conversation sector, read up on Project Learning Tree Canada.