Canfor and Canfor Pulp have 4,740 employees who are paid on an hourly basis, most in mill production positions, and 1,507 in salaried positions. The hourly employees include 4,418 men and 322 women; the salaried positions include 1,093 men and 414 women.
Entry-level production employees working for our Canadian operations earn substantially more than the minimum wage in the provinces were we operate. In British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario, entry-level employees earn a starting wage between $24 and $28 an hour – roughly two-and-a-half times the minimum wage ($10.45 an hour in British Columbia; $11.20 in Alberta, $11.25 in Ontario).
We were recognized as one of BC's top employers for 2015 for encouraging employees to balance work and personal life and helping employees to plan for life after retirement, among other things.