Your Career in Forestry

According to BC Work Futures, the future prospects for "Forestry Professionals" and "Forestry Technologists" are rated as very strong... 5 out of 5 stars. Potential employers include forest companies, government ministries, and independent consultants. Check out what employers have to say about our graduates (see Our Stories under Brag Page)

Forest technologists manage a range of forest values, including timber, fish, wildlife, recreation, range, and visual impacts. Jobs typically include a mix of field and office work. A sample of job titles include:

  • Forest Engineer
  • Silviculturist
  • Timber Cruiser
  • Forest Health Officer
  • Environmental Technologist
  • Forest Planning Technologist

Those who manage forests in BC are required to belong to the forestry profession. The Association of BC Forest Professionals (ABCFP) regulates two categories of forest professionals:

VIU forestry graduates, after completing an articling period, are eligible for registration as an RFT. Additional course work, or the completion of a forestry degree enables graduates to further their qualifications by becoming an RPF.