Forest Industry Launches Greenest Workforce Recruitment Campaign and Internship Contest

Forest Industry Launches Greenest Workforce Recruitment Campaign and 
Internship Contest 
MONTREAL, Feb. 6, 2013 /CNW/ - The Forest Products Association of Canada 
(FPAC), with support from the Government of Canada, is today launching 
TheGreenestWorkforce.ca, a resource tool that provides information on the 
dynamic direction of the industry and career opportunities on offer right 
across the country. 
The industry is also launching a competition to give eight promising students 
across Canada a paid Green Dream Internship that includes a four month paid 
summer placement at a forest products company, an iPad Mini and a chance to 
win $5000. 
"The forest products sector is now a future oriented business that is brimming 
with opportunity. It is now hiring and offering solid careers for those who 
care about their future, the environment and their quality of life," said 
David Lindsay, President and CEO of FPAC, speaking at PAPTAC's Annual Paper 
Week event held in Montreal. 
Under Vision2020, FPAC has a set the goal of recruiting at least 60,000 or 
more workers by 2020 to meet the growing demand for such professions as 
millwrights, electricians, engineers, sales staff, truck drivers, foresters, 
chemists and many more. 
"Our government's top priorities are job creation, economic growth and 
long-term prosperity, so it is imperative that we match the skills of 
Canadians, especially younger workers, with the needs of the employers," said 
the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills 
Development."Through our partnership with the forestry industry, we are 
helping young Canadians to receive the skills and training needed to address 
skills shortages in the forestry sector and prepare them for future careers." 
"We invite Canadians to visit the Greenest Workforce website to see the 
exciting opportunities now available. We also want to encourage students to 
consider applying for the internships to receive job training, skills 
development, and real-world experience within our growing sector," says 
Lindsay. 
The contest requires students to submit a short video explaining why they 
would be perfect for a Green Dream Internship. Applicants receiving the most 
votes for their video attempt will get on a short list for interviews for the 
paid summer positions. 
The contest and voting period starts today and ends March 31, 2013. For more 
information, visit TheGreenestWorkforce.ca.  You can find more information 
on FPAC's Vision2020 at: www.fpac.ca/index.php/en/vision2020/ 
Susan Murray Executive Director, Public Relations Forest Products Association 
of Canada smurray@fpac.ca 613-563-1441 x313 Follow us on Twitter:@FPAC_APFC 
The eight internships positions are: Communications Intern - Resolute Forest 
Products, Montreal, Quebec Mechanical, Electrical or Chemical Engineer - 
Tembec, Temiscaming,  Quebec Quality Control Assistant - West Fraser, Cariboo 
Region, British  Columbia Human Resources Intern - Tolko Industries, Vernon, 
British Columbia Timberlands Forester Intern - Weyerhaeuser, Grande Prairie, 
Alberta Technical Support Student - Millar Western, Whitecourt, Alberta 
Woodlands Forestry Assistant - Millar Western, Whitecourt, Alberta Woodlands 
Forestry Intern - Daishowa-Marubeni Intl., Peace River,  Alberta 
SOURCE: FOREST PRODUCTS ASSOCIATION OF CANADA 
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