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82010 – Supervisors, logging and forestry

Supervisors in logging and forestry supervise and coordinate the activities of workers engaged in logging operations and silvicultural operations. They are employed by logging companies, contractors and government agencies.


Example titles

  • Forest operations supervisor
  • Forestry crew supervisor
  • Hook tender - logging
  • Logging contractor
  • Logging foreman/woman
  • Production supervisor - logging
  • Silviculture supervisor
  • Woods foreman/woman

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:
  • Supervise and coordinate the activities of logging and forestry workers in woodland operations, often in several work locations over several square kilometres
  • Oversee silvicultural activities such as scarification, planting and vegetation control
  • Schedule work crews, equipment and transportation for several work locations
  • Resolve work problems and recommend measures to improve work methods
  • Instruct workers in safety, recognize unsafe work conditions and modify work procedures
  • Ensure that government regulations are met
  • Communicate with forestry technical, professional and management personnel regarding forest harvesting and forest management plans, procedures and schedules
  • Prepare production and other reports
  • Hire and train new workers.

Employment requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • Completion of a one- to three-year college program for forestry technologists or technicians may be required.
  • An industrial first aid certificate may be required.
  • Several years of experience as a logger, silvicultural worker, or logging machinery operator are usually required.
  • A chemical application licence may be required.
  • Formal company training and several months of on-the-job training are provided.

Additional information


Breakdown summary

Broad occupational category
8 – Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations
2 – Occupations usually require a college diploma or apprenticeship training of two or more years; or supervisory occupations
Major group
82 – Supervisors in natural resources, agriculture and related production
Sub-major group
820 – Supervisors in natural resources, agriculture and related production
Minor group
8201 – Supervisors, logging and forestry
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