I like that I have moved across the country from Ontario to Alberta to BC, and have been able to find forestry work wherever I go. I also enjoy the variety of jobs in the industry and the opportunities I’ve got to work on some pretty neat projects, in some pretty neat places!
To women thinking about the forestry industry or growing in their company - go for it! Be confident. Reach out to other women in the Industry for advice. Though this is still a male dominated industry, I’ve worked for some amazing female forest professionals that have really influenced me and helped me out along the way.
Working at Tolko achieving a work life balance has been pretty easy with no camp or weekend shifts, some flexibility around work hours and not having to work extra-long days. I’m still fairly new to the Okanagan and BC, but I love travelling around and exploring all the beautiful places this province has to offer!