Website J.D. Irving Limited - Woodlands Division

Opportunity Type:

SILVICULTURE WORKER (Full Time / Seasonal)

Multiple vacancies

Company: J.D. Irving Limited – Woodlands Division

Business Information: At J.D. Irving, Limited, you are part of an energetic team of professionals who lead with integrity and are passionate about achieving results.  Our culture nurtures talent and creates an inclusive workplace.

Founded in 1882, J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) has operations in Canada (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Ontario, Alberta, Newfoundland and Labrador), and the United States. We are a team of 18,000 dedicated employees.

Business Address: J.D. Irving, Limited – Woodlands Division is currently seeking candidates for temporary seasonal Silviculture Worker positions for three (3) locations with the workers going to these locations interchangeably depending on production schedule.

5120 Route 107, Deersdale, NB, E7L 1W5

48 Chemin Grande Riviere, Saint-Leonard, NB, E7E 2M7

290 Main Street, Chipman, NB E4A 2M7


Location of work: Same as stated above

Type of employment: Full Time-Seasonal

Estimated Start Date: May 2nd, 2022. This is a seasonal position from May 2nd, 2022 to October 28th, 2022


Job Duties:

Plant trees using manual planting tools in reforestation areas
Operate power thinning saw to thin and space trees in reforestation areas
Perform other silviculture duties such as collecting seed cones, pruning trees
Manual forest fire fighting under direction of J.D. Irving, Limited staff
Care and maintenance of equipment required for job


Previous experience as a labourer or other position with high physical demands is required
No education requirement
Hardworking with a strong work ethic
Willing to work in a production-based environment where you are paid by piecework
Willing to live in remote camp-based accommodation, with peers for the entire work season
Interest in working outdoors
Ability to work alone and in a team environment with a variety of people
Ability to learn and retain information quickly
Must have hard hat, ear/eye protection, planting tool and harness, and thinning saw – company will offer rentals if necessary – details on fees below
Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities:

Fit to work in repetitive manual labour job
Handling heavy loads
Physically demanding
Outdoor work all day
Temperatures can vary from 0 to 30 degrees Celsius
Rough terrain, uneven ground
Exposure to insects (mosquitoes, bees, wasps)
JDI staff will be available to help ensure workers understand the job and that safety procedures are followed

Salary: Targeted earnings of $20.85 per hour or greater, based on associated piece-work rates and required production levels – Minimum 2200 trees planted per day; 0.5 Ha thinned per day.


Hours: 30 to 60 hours per week (excluding travel).


Work Schedule:   Job hours require flexibility on a daily basis, typically 6:00 am- 3:00 pm, including breaks, Monday-Friday. Weekend work may be required, depending on production levels.



Accommodations provided, if necessary, for a fee – details on fee below
Meals provided for remote accommodation living
Transportation to and from job site is provided at no cost
Travel Expenses provided if candidates are willing to relocate to remote site work-camps
Production bonus available for exceeding production targets.
Gear such as harnesses, tools and thinning saws available for rent if necessary
Safety equipment such as hard hats, ear and eye protection and first aid kits available for rent if necessary


$100/week    Camp fee (accommodation and meals)
$25/week      Equipment rental fee (Purchase options available)Safety gear: Hard hat, ear/eye protection and First Aid kit
Planting:      Tool and harness
Thinning:     Saw, tools and fuel
Language of Work: English or French

If you have additional questions, please email

We appreciate your interest in our company! Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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