Canfor and Canfor Pulp have 4,788 employees who are paid on an hourly basis, most in mill production positions, and 1,593 in salaried positions. The hourly employees include 4,471 men and 317 women; the salaried positions include 1,168 men and 425 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 $19 and $29 an hour – roughly two-and-a-half times the minimum wage ($10.85 an hour in British Columbia; $12.20 in Alberta, $11.40 in Ontario). In our US South operations, entry level production employees are paid a wage consistent with the local markets.
We were recognized as one of BC's top employers for 2016 for encouraging employees to balance work and personal life and helping employees to plan for life after retirement, among other things.