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  • Careers at CanNorth


CanNorth can serve your need for a challenging, rewarding, and long-term career. We offer not only competitive wages, but also numerous benefits such as an RRSP/pension matching program, health benefits, ample on-site parking, and a casual work environment. Our head office is situated next to the scenery of the Silverwood Golf Course and Markham office is situated near the expansive city park adjacent to the Rouge River. Both locations boast many environmental initiatives and a clean and attractive workspace. Join our growing company that prides itself on high professional standards and offers a fun, fresh work atmosphere.


Botanist

 

CanNorth is seeking a highly motivated full-time field botanist to work with our talented and innovative multidisciplinary team in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. At CanNorth you can expect challenging field work, interesting projects, and colleagues who have a strong foundation and proven expertise in environmental assessments and biological surveys.  Responsibilities in this position will include:

  • Conducting plant identification and inventory surveys, rare plant surveys, weed surveys, rangeland and riparian health assessments, and forest ecosite classification;
  • Conducting field work independently, as a crew member, or as a crew lead;
  • Environmental site evaluations, including identifying site characteristics such as habitat, dominant vegetation, presence of weedy/invasive species, topography, etc.;
  • Classification of wetlands/riparian areas;
  • Assist with project planning as required (often from inception to execution of field work through to report preparation); this often requires experience conducting initial desktop environmental screenings;
  • Technical writing (to include composing smaller screening memos to larger reports) and research skills;
  • Assist with restoration and/or reclamation planning, including seed mix development;
    Operating UTVs and trucks with loaded trailers as needed in northern and remote locations.

Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree in biology, environmental science or related natural sciences; however, a technical diploma may be acceptable if the applicant has significant previous experience. A minimum of two years of relevant experience in a consulting environment or related industry is desired. Botanists require at least 120 days of prior taxonomic field experience to act as a lead on surveys. Applicants should have a good knowledge of government guidelines and protocols as well as provincial and federal regulations (in particular relating to species at risk). The candidate must have superior written and verbal communication skills, be dedicated to high quality results, and use their creative thinking to find solutions to complex problems. Safety certifications such as First Aid, ATV, and /or UTV are considered a bonus. We encourage qualified Indigenous professionals to apply. CanNorth is proudly 100% Indigenous-owned.

Thank you to all who apply; only applicants who have been shortlisted will be contacted.

Archaeologist

CanNorth has a strong foundation and proven expertise in Heritage Resources Impact Assessment (HRIA) and is looking to increase its capacity in its Heritage Division. CanNorth is seeking a highly motivated field archaeologist to work with our talented and innovative team in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Responsibilities in this position will include:

  • HRIA fieldwork including mitigation, pre and post-impact studies, construction monitoring, and baseline surveys, including knowledge of appropriate guidelines and techniques.
  • Heritage site evaluation, including assessment and site recording.
  • Artifact and feature identification.
  • Laboratory duties such as artifact cleaning, analysis, and cataloging.
  • Permit applications.
  • Technical writing and research skills.
  • Assist with project planning as required (often from inception to execution of field work through to report preparation).

Requirements:

  • You must have a graduate degree in archaeology or anthropology and be able to hold a permit in the province of Saskatchewan.
  • Good knowledge of government guidelines and protocols as well as provincial legislation.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Be willing/able to work in adverse weather and challenging field conditions.

The applicant must have superior communication skills; be dedicated to high-quality results; be a team player; be highly motivated and have a positive attitude. Must be able to correspond with clients and contractors (including First Nations, government, and regulatory agencies) in a professional way.

Thank you to all who apply; only applicants who have been shortlisted will be contacted.

Human Environment Specialist (Full-time)

CanNorth is seeking a highly motivated Human Environment Specialist to work with our talented and multidisciplinary team in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Responsibilities in this position will include:

  • Leading or participating in socio-economic impact and effects assessments.
  • Providing support in conducting traditional knowledge and land-use studies.
  • Community–based research projects including interviews and field studies.
  • Developing relationships with community members, stakeholders, rights-holders, and regulatory agencies.
  • Development and coordination of public/indigenous consultation plans, materials, and engagement meetings/activities.
  • Leading or participating in the facilitation of community meetings, events, and workshops.
  • Leading or participating in community-based environmental monitoring programs.
  • The preparation of proposals, study designs, and business development planning.

Requirements:

  • A university degree (B.Sc or M.Sc) in the social sciences or related discipline.
  • Minimum 4 years of relevant work experience.
  • Excellent research, written, and communication skills.
  • Must hold a valid driver’s license.
  • Field work and travel (including remote or isolated areas) is required.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines working independently with minimal supervision as well as within a team environment.

To be successful applicants must have superior interpersonal skills, be dedicated to high-quality results, and be able to correspond with clients and stakeholders/rights-holders in a professional manner. A certificate in IAP2 Foundations for Public Participation is considered an asset.  

Thank you to all who apply; only applicants who have been shortlisted will be contacted.

Reclamation and Soils Specialist (Full-time)

Canada North Environmental Services (CanNorth) is an established First Nation-owned environmental services firm with an impeccable track record and a highly respected reputation. CanNorth has a strong foundation and proven expertise in environmental assessments and environmental monitoring and is looking to increase its capacity in its Biology Division.

CanNorth is seeking a highly motivated and experienced individual to work with our talented and innovative multidisciplinary team in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Responsibilities in this position will include:

  • Conducting soil classification surveys, soil sampling programs, and reclamation field programs. Proficiency in applying the Canadian System of Soil Classification is a requirement.
  • Providing soil support during construction activities (may include, but not be limited to, soil salvage planning and monitoring, verification of three-lift areas, soil sampling for clubroot, and providing expertise regarding mitigation measures and salvage depths encountered during construction).
  • Developing reclamation plans and evaluating reclamation success, with a focus on landscapes, soils, and vegetation.
  • Contributing specialist expertise to multi-disciplinary projects.
  • Completing daily reports and safety documentation in a timely manner.
  • Collecting high-quality data, interpreting laboratory analytical results, and preparing technical reports.
  • Liaising with clients, contractors, and regulatory agencies.

Requirements:

  • Post-secondary degree in the environmental sciences, with a focus on soil science and/or reclamation.
  • Professional Agrologist (PAg) designation, or the qualifications to apply for a PAg designation, is required.
  • Minimum of three years of relevant previous experience in a consulting environment or related industry.
  • Valid driver’s license.

Applicants should have detailed knowledge of sampling and analytical techniques, best management practices, provincial and federal regulations, codes, and standards, and classification of Western Canadian soils. Must have superior communication skills, be dedicated to high-quality results, and be able to correspond with clients and contractors in a professional way. This position entails a substantial amount of field work; thus, applicants must be willing/able to be away for extended periods of time (up to several weeks).

CanNorth offers competitive wages, excellent benefits, and a modern office with employee-oriented facilities and staff functions. Interested candidates are requested to mail, fax, or e-mail resumes to the address below.  Qualified Indigenous professionals are encouraged to apply.

Thank you to all who apply; only applicants who have been shortlisted will be contacted.

Interested candidates are requested to apply via e-mail, fax, or mail to the address below.  Qualified Indigenous professionals are encouraged to apply.

 

Human Resources - Canada North Environmental Services
211 Wheeler Street
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Canada S7P 0A4
Fax: 306-652-4431
Email: hr@cannorth.com