Logging and forestry labourers

Logging and forestry labourers

NOC
8616

Perform a variety of manual tasks such as attaching choker cables to logs, planting trees, clearing brush, cleaning up landing areas and assisting other workers in woodlands operations.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Fair
Fair

3 Year Job Openings

31
 

Median Hourly Wage

$17.00
$13.41
Low
$24.12
High

Median Salary

$12,985
 

Typically Required

On-the-job training

Employed

415
 

% Working Full Time

87%
 

% Working Full Year

35%
 
Job details

Full NOC 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.

Also Known As

  • chokerman/woman
  • forestry labourer
  • logging labourer
  • seasonal tree planter
  • swamper - logging and forestry
Requirements

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.

Provincial Regulation

Not Provincially Regulated

Employment by Sex

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

Data legend

23.1%
Female
76.9%
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

29.3%
15-24
17.1%
25-34
14.6%
35-44
17.1%
45-54
9.8%
55-64
12.2%
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

25.6%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
53.9%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
10.3%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
5.1%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
5.1%
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

89.5%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting
5.3%
Manufacturing
5.3%
Public administration
0.0%
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

21.10%
Northeast
21.10%
Southeast
13.20%
Southwest
28.90%
Central
15.80%
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

$15,321
Northeast
$14,814
Southeast
N/A
Southwest
$11,712
Central
N/A
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

$19.00
$14.43
Low
$22.00
High
No Data Available
No Data Available
No Data Available
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

$12,985

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$34,553

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

New Brunswick

$12,985

Newfoundland

$11,867

Prince Edward Island

$5,108

Nova Scotia

$11,337

Canada

$17,837
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

31
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

-8
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

39
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

66
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

-62
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

129