Forestry technologists and technicians

Forestry technologists and technicians

NOC
2223

Work independently or provide technical and supervisory support for forestry research, management, harvesting, conservation and environmental protection.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Fair
Fair

3 Year Job Openings

35
 

Median Hourly Wage

$25.64
$17.50
Low
$52.56
High

Median Salary

$33,549
 

Typically Required

College or apprenticeship

Employed

307
 

% Working Full Time

93%
 

% Working Full Year

55%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Forestry technologists and technicians may work independently or perform technical and supervisory functions in support of forestry research, forest management, forest harvesting, forest resource conservation and environmental protection. They are employed by the forest industry sector, provincial and federal governments, consulting firms, and other industries and institutions, or they may be self-employed.

Main Duties

Forestry technologists and technicians perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Conduct, supervise and participate in forest inventory cruises, surveys and field measurements following accepted scientific and operational procedures
  • Assist and perform technical functions in the preparation of forest management and harvest plans using photogrammetric and mapping techniques and computerized information systems
  • Assist in planning and supervise construction of access routes and forest roads
  • Implement, supervise and perform technical functions in silvicultural operations involving site preparation, planting, and tending of tree crops
  • Co-ordinate activities such as timber scaling, forest fire suppression, disease or insect control or pre-commercial thinning of forest stands
  • Supervise and perform technical functions in forest harvesting operations
  • Monitor activities of logging companies and contractors and enforce regulations such as those concerning environmental protection, resource utilization, fire safety and accident prevention
  • Provide forestry education, advice and recommendations to woodlot owners, community organizations and the general public
  • Develop and maintain computer databases
  • Supervise forest tree nursery operations
  • Provide technical support to forestry research programs in areas such as tree improvement, seed orchard operations, insect and disease surveys or experimental forestry and forest engineering research.

Also Known As

  • conservation technician - forestry
  • cruising technician - forestry
  • enforcement officer - forestry
  • extension ranger - forestry
  • fire suppression officer - forestry
  • forest fire technician
  • forest inventory resource officer
  • forest survey technician
  • forest technician
  • forestry technician
  • forestry technologist
  • resource technician - forestry
  • scaler technician - logging
  • scaling co-ordinator - logging
  • silviculture technician
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of a one- to three-year college program in forestry technology or in a renewable resource program or forest ranger program is usually required.
  • Registration with a regulatory body is required for forestry technologists or technicians in all provinces except Prince Edward Island and Manitoba.
  • Certification or licensing as a scaler is required for some positions.
  • In Quebec, membership in the regulatory body for professional technologists is required to use the title "Professional Technologist."

Provincial Regulation

  • Provincially Regulated: Yes
  • Compulsory: Yes
  • Red Seal: No
Employment by Sex

The following graph shows the percentage of men and women working in this occupation in New Brunswick.

Data legend

12.8%
Female
87.2%
Male
Employment by age

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by age group.

Data legend

6.7%
15-24
20.0%
25-34
17.8%
35-44
22.2%
45-54
26.7%
55-64
6.7%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

Data legend

0.0%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
15.9%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
9.1%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
54.6%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
20.5%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

Data legend

44.4%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting
31.1%
Public administration
6.7%
Professional, scientific and technical services
17.8%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

Data legend

15.60%
Northeast
13.30%
Southeast
11.10%
Southwest
37.80%
Central
22.20%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

Data legend

$51,487
Northeast
N/A
Southeast
N/A
Southwest
$57,273
Central
$25,557
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

Northeast

$25.64
$17.50
Low
$37.18
High
No Data Available
No Data Available

Central

$25.64
$17.50
Low
$52.56
High
No Data Available
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$33,549

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$63,511

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$33,549

Newfoundland

$41,024

Prince Edward Island

N/A

Nova Scotia

$50,627

Canada

$47,526
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

35
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

-1
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

36
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

98
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

-16
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

113