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Tawaw! 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 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. Pi-Atoskik CanNorth!

Archaeologist

Canada North Environmental Services (CanNorth) is an established First Nation-owned heritage and environmental services firm with an impeccable track record and a highly respected reputation. CanNorth has a strong foundation and proven expertise in Heritage Resources Impact Assessment (HRIA).

CanNorth is seeking a highly motivated permit holding archaeologist to lead 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.
  • 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.

CanNorth offers competitive wages, excellent benefits, and a modern office with employee-oriented facilities. Interested candidates are requested to e-mail resumes and cover letter to the address below. Thank you to all who apply; only applicants who have been shortlisted will be contacted.

Database Administrator

Canada North Environmental Services (CanNorth) is an aboriginal-owned environmental services firm specializing in the biological/environmental sciences.  CanNorth has a strong foundation and proven experience in environmental consulting, monitoring, modeling, and environmental impact assessments.

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

  • Planning, testing, and performs database application updates / upgrades.
  • Develops and monitors database outputs and data collection applications.
  • Develops and performs database and EarthSoft queries.
  • Monitors the database integrity and performance. Evaluates and identifies areas for improvement.
  • Provide guidance and instruction to staff related to EarthSoft applications as well as assist with Microsoft Office Suite troubleshooting.

Applicants should have a post-secondary degree in information science, computer science, or related discipline and a minimum of two years of relevant previous experience in database administration.  Applicants should have a solid understanding of information management principles. Experience with EarthSoft applications and Microsoft SQL Server or similar database programs is considered an asset. 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. 

Interested candidates are requested to e-mail resume and cover letter, as soon as possible, to the address below. Thank you to all who apply; only applicants who have been shortlisted will be contacted.

Senior / Intermediate Wildlife Biologist

CanNorth is growing! Canada North Environmental Services (CanNorth) is an established First Nation-owned environmental services firm with an impeccable track record and a highly respected reputation.  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.

CanNorth is seeking a highly motivated wildlife biologist specializing birds and/or mammals (ungulates, bats) to work with our talented and innovative team in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Responsibilities in this position will include:

  • Plan, design, and implement wildlife field surveys in a variety of ecosystems
  • Coordinate studies for environmental impact assessments, environmental monitoring, and other study types
  • Complete environmental assessment documents such as Technical Proposals and sections for environmental assessments
  • Prepare environmental protection and mitigation plans to facilitate regulatory approvals
  • Project management, including preparing proposals and cost estimates, coordinating project teams, and managing budgets
  • Ensure high technical quality of work, including field methodology, data analyses, and reporting
  • Supervision and mentorship of field staff
  • Develop and foster relationships with clients
  • Work with First Nations, government, and regulatory agencies

Qualified applicants will have, at minimum, a university degree in biology / ecology or related studies with at least 5 to 7 years of experience in completing and managing wildlife studies. Candidates must have knowledge of inventory methods focused on management of mammal (ungulate and bat species) populations/habitats and/or specialization in avian ecology. Ideal candidates should have a good knowledge of terrestrial ecology in western Canada, techniques used to sample terrestrial wildlife and habitat, and provincial and federal regulations, processes, and guidelines. The successful applicant must be a team player, highly motivated and organized, able to work with a range of personalities, and have a positive attitude. The candidate must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, be dedicated to high-quality results, and use their creative thinking to find solutions to complex problems.

CanNorth offers competitive wages, excellent benefits, and a modern office with employee-oriented facilities. Interested candidates are requested to e-mail resumes to the address below. 

Project Coordinator

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.

CanNorth is accepting applications from skilled field employees ready to take the next step in their career and move into a primarily office based role. In this position you will work with   project managers on a dedicated portfolio organizing multiple projects in a fast paced environment and lead small scale projects independently with insights from seasoned environmental managers. Mentorship will be provided on how to manage project scope, time, costs, teams, and more. Additionally, you’ll get direct feedback from senior team members on your reports and memorandums that reflect the expectations of a senior level. The successful applicant will use this mentorship opportunity to develop their career in preparation for a senior role. 

Responsibilities in this position will include:

  • Project management, including setting up projects, monitoring and maintaining schedules, coordinating project teams, monitoring budgets, compiling billing paperwork, populating logs and trackers, producing reports, etc.
  • Completing environmental screenings, permit applications, permit extension requests, and as-built/closure reports
  • Assist with administrative functions such as support on safety documentation, travel arrangements, vehicle and equipment coordination for field staff, etc.
  • Assist with supervision, coordination, and mentorship of monitoring field staff
  • Develop and foster strong client relationships
  • Work with First Nations, government, and regulatory agencies

It is preferred, but not required, that qualified applicants have, at minimum, combined 7 years’ experience in various areas such as terrestrial studies, environmental monitoring, desktop screenings, and/or junior project management/coordination. The candidate must have excellent written and verbal communication, be dedicated to high-quality results, hold exceptional organizational skills, willing to invest in continual self-learning, and use their creative thinking to find solutions to complex problems in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines.

CanNorth offers competitive wages, excellent benefits, and a modern office with employee-oriented facilities and staff functions. Interested candidates are requested to e-mail resumes to the address below.  Please see our website for a list of all job opportunities currently available. Thank you to all who apply; only applicants who have been shortlisted will be contacted.

Intermediate Wildlife Biologist  (Full-Time)

CanNorth is growing! Canada North Environmental Services (CanNorth) is an established First Nation-owned environmental services firm with an impeccable track record and a highly respected reputation.  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.

CanNorth is seeking a highly motivated full-time wildlife biologist to work with our talented team in Saskatoon, SK. Responsibilities in this position will include:

  • Conducting field surveys in a diversity of environments with an emphasis on breeding birds (point count surveys), targeted wildlife surveys, and avian risk assessments/nest searches;
  • Environmental monitoring for a variety of projects including power, pipelines, and construction projects (highways and mine sites);
  • Data collection and management;
  • Liaising with clients and contractors in a professional manner;
  • Technical writing (to include composing smaller screening memos to larger reports) and research skills;
  • Working with First Nations and regulatory agencies.

Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree in science specializing in wildlife biology. Previous experience in a consulting environment is an asset. Ideal candidates should have a good knowledge of terrestrial ecology in western Canada, techniques used to sample terrestrial wildlife and habitat, and provincial and federal regulations, processes, and guidelines. The successful applicant must be a team player, highly motivated and organized, able to work with a range of personalities, and have a positive attitude. This position entails a substantial amount of field work from walking, to boating, flying in helicopters, and snowmobiling. Field work will regularly require working in rugged terrain; and experience operating trucks with loaded trailers, ATV’s, boats, snowmobiles, trail cameras, and autonomous recording units is an asset.

CanNorth offers competitive wages and a modern office with employee-oriented facilities.  Benefits will include, medical, dental, vision, paramedical, RRSP matching, health spending’s, field, field gear allowance, and much more! CanNorth has a robust safety program and established COVID 19 risk reducing protocols. Interested candidates are requested to e-mail resumes to the email below. 

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

Environmental Monitor/Scientist  (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 capacity in its Biology Division.

CanNorth is seeking a highly motivated and experienced environmental monitor/scientist to work with our talented and innovative multidisciplinary team in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. 

Responsibilities in this position will include:

  • Ensuring compliance with all environment permits, regulatory requirements, legislation, government approvals, and project environmental protection plans.
  • Implementation of environmental field studies (e.g., environmental assessments, mitigation plans, etc.).
  • Environmental field support during construction activities (may include, but not be limited to, conducting breeding bird surveys, nest sweeps, amphibian salvages, wetland delineation, weed identification, rare plant identification, biosecurity protocols, fish salvages).
  • Liaising with contractors and clients at construction sites (e.g., kickoff/tailgate meetings, BMPs).
  • Implementation of setbacks and buffers for environmental sensitive features identified.
  • Data collection and management.
  • Completing daily reports and safety documentation in a timely manner.

Requirements:

  • A minimum of 3 years of past experience in environmental consulting is required, with primary monitoring experience in mining, power, or oil/gas industry (SPIGEC Guideline #6).
  • Good knowledge of the environmental management process regarding planning, approvals, construction, mitigation, and reclamation.
  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in environmental or biological sciences.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Be willing/able to be away for extended periods of time (up to several weeks).

The applicant must have superior communication skills; be able to correspond with clients and contractors in a professional way; be a team player; be highly motivated and have a positive attitude.  Direct experience monitoring construction of mine developments and linear developments such as oil/gas pipelines or transmission lines and potentially relevant training courses such as erosion and sediment control and environmental monitoring are considered an asset. Certification in First Aid and past experience operating a variety of field equipment (e.g., trucks, trailers, ATVs, UTVs, snowmobiles) is also considered part of a good foundation.

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

Avian Biologist

CanNorth is seeking highly motivated avian biologists to work with our talented team in Saskatoon, SK. Responsibilities in this position will include:

  • Conducting field surveys in a diversity of environments with particular focus in northern Saskatchewan with an emphasis on breeding birds (point count surveys), targeted wildlife surveys, and avian risk assessments/nest searches;
  • Environmental monitoring for a variety of projects including power, pipelines, and construction projects (highways and mine sites);
  • Data collection and management;
  • Liaising with clients and contractors in a professional manner;
  • Technical writing (to include composing smaller screening memos to larger reports) and research skills;
  • Working with First Nations and regulatory agencies.

Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree in science specializing in wildlife biology. Previous experience in a consulting environment is an asset. Ideal candidates should have a good knowledge of terrestrial ecology and breeding birds in prairie and boreal ecozones in western Canada, techniques used to sample terrestrial wildlife and habitat, and provincial and federal regulations, processes, and guidelines. The successful applicant must be a team player, highly motivated and organized, able to work with a range of personalities, and have a positive attitude. This position entails a substantial amount of field work from walking, to boating, and flying in helicopters. Field work will regularly require working in rugged terrain; and experience operating trucks with loaded trailers, ATV’s, boats, trail cameras, and autonomous recording units (ARUs) is an asset.

CanNorth offers competitive wages and a modern office with employee-oriented facilities.  Benefits will include, medical, dental, vision, paramedical, RRSP matching, health spending’s, field, field gear allowance, and much more! CanNorth has a robust safety program and established COVID 19 risk reducing protocols. Interested candidates are requested to e-mail resumes to the address below. 

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.  Nitawethemecik Nehethow athisitinowak kaki kesetacik sapo-ayamicikewin (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