Forest Worker Essentials Training

The Forest Worker Essentials training program is an educational program available to Training Providers wishing to train new forestry workers with the entry level knowledge and skills required to work safely in the forest industry in British Columbia.

The program can be delivered by various Training Providers throughout the province including:

  • Post-Secondary and other Educational Institutions
  • First Nations Organizations
  • Employers
  • Industry Associations
  • Other Training Providers that have been approved and have entered into a Service Agreement with the BC Forest Safety Council. 

More information about this program, including an Application for Training Providers, will be available by December 2021.

If you would like more information on this program please contact Allison Thompson, Manager Training and Standards toll free at 1-877-741-1060 or by email at