Forest Nursery Worker

  • Contract

Company Description

PRT operates a diverse network of nurseries in Canada and the United States enabling us to grow a wide variety of high-quality container forest seedlings for all climatic and site conditions. Annual production of 340 million seedlings makes PRT the largest producer of containerized forest seedlings in North America. We produce trees for customers from British Columbia to Ontario and Michigan to Alabama to Oregon.

Job Description

Join the Forest Nursery Team

@ PRT Campbell River!


Make some money and meet new friends helping us create the next generation of forests.

Hours of Work / Compensation:


  • Piece work thinning: motivated and efficient workers have no upper limit on piece earnings, you earn based on performance!
  • Other spring activities are paid hourly: Hourly wages start at $17.15 per hour and over a period of time can go up to $22.48 per hour with full benefits
  • Thinning runs March - July with opportunities to join other projects on a seasonal basis throughout the year and become part of the union crew
  • Shift times 7:00AM to 3:30PM Monday to Friday (subject to change)
  • Flex time available to thinning crew to accommodate employees with young families or second jobs  i.e. 9:00 am to 2:00 pm or just a few days a week


What You Need to be a Successful Applicant:

  • A good attitude towards work and a passion for the environment
  • Must be able to deal with the elements; both indoor & outdoor work
  • Work is meticulous; requires sharp eyesight and high manual dexterity
  • Gear required: raingear, sun hat, sunglasses, non-slip footwear, water bottle, gloves, layers to deal with the heat and the cold – assistance available for this as needed
  • Reliable personal transportation is essential as we are a 15 minute drive from downtown Campbell River and there is no public transit service
  • Must be able to pass a functional abilities test: lift, pull, push minimum 50lbs                                                                      

Additional Information

How to Apply:

  • Call our Nursery Manager Alisdair to set up an interview:

250-895-1807 or Submit your resume to [email protected]

Check out this Youtube video to see what thinning looks like!

Strictly NO drop-in interviews. Set up an appointment before coming to the farm.

Want to learn more about a career with PRT? Watch our career video on You Tube: 

Facebook: @PRTGrowingServices
Instagram: @TrustedtoGrow

Thank you for applying however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.