Forest Resource Analysis Intern

231 Red River Rd, Thunder Bay, ON P7B 1A7, Canada Req #10
Thursday, May 2, 2024

Like a challenge? We're a team oriented, results focused, strengths-based company who invest in our business, people, and our community. We get to tackle meaningful and exciting work to support our amazing resource sector by providing professional services to private and public sector organizations. We use design, innovation and creativity to help our clients solve real-world problems. 

Silvacom is an award-winning company and one of Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers and Alberta’s Top 80 Employers. At Silvacom, Corporate Social Responsibility is a part of our company fabric. We are socially accountable, to ourselves, our stakeholders, and the public.

We like to work-hard, play-hard and enjoy fantastic company events like:

  • Video Game Night
  • Bacon Breakfast
  • Family Picnic
  • Awards Night
  • Public Skating
  • Escape Room events
  • Pizza Day
  • K-100 Relay Race
  • Halloween Party
  • Chili Cook Off
  • Christmas Gift Exchange

We also offer:

  • Medical/vision/dental benefits
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Company sponsored RRSP plan
  • Fresh snacks and Starbucks coffee

The Role:

The Forest Resource Analysis Intern will be responsible for performing a diverse range of tasks, combining fieldwork with analytical duties. This one-year internship will commence from late April or early May and has the possibility of leading to fulltime employment.

The selected individual will be responsible for performing a variety of field and office work as projects require. The position will be based in Thunder Bay, Ontario. The successful candidate will be exposed to a variety of projects and given meaningful work to complete and own. The successful candidate will participate in larger team meetings and be given opportunities to grow their technical skills.


Potential projects you would be involved with include:

  • Environmental monitoring
  • Forest Management Planning
  • Geological mapping
  • Large-scale forest inventory development
  • Research projects related to non-timber forest values



  • Conduct field visits for data collection including vegetation identification, relative abundance and height measurement.
  • Work with various geospatial data types like LiDAR, satellite imagery, and aerial photography for mapping and analysis.
  • Execute data analysis tasks and interpret results for actionable insights related to forest resources.
  • Participate in team meetings to present findings and updates to internal teams and external stakeholders.
  • Collaborate on the creation of reports, publications, and presentations that highlight the results of projects.


Required Skills and Experience: 

  • High attention to detail and commitment to quality
  • Communicates effectively with other team members
  • Applies initiative and creativity when approaching challenges
  • Has a strong desire to meet deadlines and achieve set production levels
  • Formal training from a recognized forestry or natural resource program
  • GPS navigation and data collection
  • Plant identification
  • A valid Class G Ontario driver's license and a clean driver abstract are required
  • Standard First Aid


What makes you stand out as a candidate: 

  • Advanced Drone Pilot License
  • Enrollment and high performance in NRMT4217 – Advanced Remote sensing or equivalent technical skills
  • Enrollment and high performance in NRMT4212/4214 – Forest Management Planning or equivalent technical skills
  • Experience with Remsoft/Patchworks/FSOS
  • Experience with LiDAR, machine learning, and deep learning
  • Experience and proficiency with ArcGIS Pro
  • Experience and proficiency with R


Job Type: 



Contract Length: 
12 months


Based in Thunder Bay with some field work within Ontario.


We offer competitive remuneration commensurate with abilities and responsibilities, accommodations while on shift, and a meal allowance.

Additional Information:

This opportunity is proudly supported by Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation and is funded through the Workforce Development Program. To be eligible for the NOHFC internship, candidates must be legally entitled to work in Canada, must not have worked in the field of study before, and are only eligible to participate in a NOHFC internship program one time. Eligibility requirements of the program can be found here:


Seem like a good fit?
Come build your career with us! We are an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or gender identity.

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted by a Silvacom Recruiter with an email directly from our organization.
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  • 231 Red River Rd, Thunder Bay, ON P7B 1A7, Canada