NOC 8422 – Silviculture and forestry workers


  • brush cutter – forestry
  • clearing saw operator – forestry
  • fire crewman/woman – forestry
  • fire lookout
  • fire suppression crewman/woman – forestry
  • forest firefighter
  • forestry conservation worker
  • forestry crew worker
  • forestry crewman/woman
  • forestry worker
  • forestry worker – logging
  • lookout – forestry
  • pieceworker – silviculture
  • precommercial tree thinner
  • scarification equipment operator
  • scarification equipment operator – forestry
  • scarifier operator – silviculture
  • seed cone collector
  • seed cone picker
  • silviculture worker
  • spacing saw operator
  • spacing saw operator – forestry
  • thinning saw operator
  • thinning saw operator – forestry
  • tree pruner – forestry
  • tree spacer – forestry

Job Duties

Silviculture and forestry workers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Assess site, select seedlings and plant trees using manual planting tools in reforestation areas
  • Operate power thinning saw to thin and space trees in reforestation areas
  • Operate chain saw to thin young forest stands
  • Control weeds and undergrowth in regenerating forest stands using manual tools and chemicals
  • Complete firefighting reports and maintain firefighting equipment
  • Dig trenches, cut trees, pump water on burning areas to fight forest fires under direction of fire suppression officer or forestry technician
  • Operate and maintain a skidder, bulldozer or other prime mover to pull a variety of scarification or site preparation equipment over areas to be regenerated
  • Perform other silviculture duties such as collecting seed cones, pruning trees, assisting in planting surveys and marking trees for subsequent operations.

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of secondary school may be required.
  • Completion of a college or other specialized program for silviculture workers or forestry crew workers may be required.
  • Formal training in power saw operation and maintenance and several months of on-the-job training are usually provided.
  • Experience as a logging and forestry labourer may be required.
  • A chemicals application licence is required.
  • Workplace hazardous materials information system (WHMIS) and transportation of dangerous goods (TDG) certificates may be required.
  • A silvicultural worker’s licence may be required.

Additional Information

  • There is some mobility among jobs in this unit group.
  • Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience.
  • Progression to forestry technician or technologist is possible with additional education and training.


  • Arborists (in 2225 Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists)
  • Chain saw and skidder operators (8421)
  • Forest nursery workers (in 8432 Nursery and greenhouse workers)
  • Forestry professionals (2122)
  • Forestry technologists and technicians (2223)
  • Logging and forestry labourers (8616)
  • Supervisors, logging and forestry (8211)

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