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Job Opportunity | Forestry Harvester | AFN

Forestry Harvester

RATE $15.00 - $17.00 per hour/40 hours per week
POSITIONS One Position
LOCATION Gardeners Mills/Yarmouth


The main purpose of this job position is to harvest timber in accordance with the Acadia First Nation (AFN) Forestry Harvesting Plan.  The work is physically demanding, requiring heavy lifting, chainsaw operating and working as part of a team, in secluded areas. Occupational Health and Safety are very important in these workplaces to minimise the risk of serious injury. This job description will change as the workplace changes.


  • Knowledge of the forestry industry (identification of tree species/silviculture)
  • Adherence to the AFN Forestry Management Plan
  • Harvest required logs in accordance with the AFN Forestry Management Plan
  • Safe operation and maintenance of a chainsaw and equipment (sharpening)
  • Removal and/or trim branches and tree tops
  • Develop and execute a plan for tree felling and bucking (sawing into logs)
  • Prepare the site around the intended area for tree felling
  • Perform routine tasks within the AFN Sawmill yard, as required
  • Work as part of a team
  • Ensure Occupational Health and Safety guidelines are followed within the workplaces
  • Must wear safety equipment, safety glasses, hearing protection, steel-capped boots, hard-hat and high visibility clothing. (Clothing must also fit well, as loose clothing may get caught in machinery)


  • Minimum five years related work experience
  • Chainsaw Safety Training and Certification
  • Valid driver’s license and/or reliable transportation
  • Occupational Health & Safety training
  • First Aid & CPR/WHMIS
  • Enjoys an outdoor working environment
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Physically fit and able to lift heavy objects
  • Good hand-eye coordination, observant and methodical
  • Ability to work as part of a team

Deadline to Apply:  April 19, 2021

Submit Resume to:  **Please quote HARVESTER # on your resume for this position.

AFN reserves the right to refuse any and all applications for employment and does not assume candidate expenses related to this recruitment process.

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Opportunity | Mi’kmaq Onsite Monitors | Tusket Falls, Tusket

Mi’kmaq Onsite Monitors

RATE $15.00 per hour/30-40 hours per week
POSITIONS 8 positions available
DURATION Estimated 5 months in 2021, 8 months in 2022 and two months in 2023
LOCATION Tusket Falls Main Dam, Tusket


NSP is preparing to rebuild the existing Tusket Falls Main Dam structure to meet current safety standards. The scope of work requires the draw down of Lake Vaughn Reservoir, exposing the original shorelines including Kings and Gavel Lakes.  This drawdown has the potential to expose Mi’kmaq archaeologically significant areas and artifacts.

In understanding the Mi’kmaq cultural significance and archeological potential of the Lake Vaughn Reservoir, Kings and Gavel Lakes areas, AFN is hiring eight (8) Mi’kmaq Onsite Monitors.


  • Collaboration onsite with NSP’s contractor, sub-contractors and the archeological consultant, Davis McIntyre and Associates
  • Active participation in all onsite NSP and archaeological consultant safety and tool box meetings
  • Adherence to the Mi’kmaq Archaeological Protocols
  • Knowledge and compliance to all safety protocols onsite (construction, boat safety, risk and hazard assessments, COVID-19 guidelines)
  • Patrol and observe the exposed shorelines of Lake Vaughn Reservoir, Gavel and Kings Lakes for potential looters of Mi’kmaq artifacts
  • Establish and provide regular reporting of monitoring activities
  • Knowledge and safe operation of a drone and associated technology to support monitoring exposed shorelines
  • Transportation by boat to remote locations


  • Acadia First Nation member
  • Keen interest in archaeology
  • Valid driver’s license preferred
  • Basic and or advanced drone training an asset (training will be provided)
  • Pleasure Craft Operators Card an asset (training will be provided)
  • First Aid & CPR/WHMIS preferred
  • Detail oriented
  • Physically fit and ability to work in secluded areas
  • Agile to handle uneven surfaces and rough terrain

Deadline to Apply:  May 10, 2021

Submit Resume to:  **Please quote MONITOR # on your resume for this position.

AFN reserves the right to refuse any and all applications for employment and does not assume candidate expenses related to this recruitment process.

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


Are you between 15 and 30 years of age? Then you are considered “youth” and we would love for you to join our team and discover your passion!

Parks Canada is offering a variety of jobs and are looking for youth with a wide range of interests and skills such as visitor services, nature and heritage presentation activities, outreach activities, cleaners, asset maintenance, or scientific research.

Parks Canada employees in Mainland Nova Scotia are based out of 

  • Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site
  • Fort Anne National Historic Site
  • Port-Royal National Historic Site
  • Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
  • Sable Island National Park Reserve
  • York Redoubt National Historic Site

Student Opportunities
STUDENT EMPLOYMENT: Visitor Experience, Halifax Defense Complex, Halifax, NS. Closes April 11, 2021
STUDENT EMPLOYMENT: Maintenance Worker, Halifax & Maitland Bridge, NS. Closes April 8, 2021
STUDENT EMPLOYMENT: Halifax Learn-to Camp Student and Outreach Positions, Halifax & Maitland Bridge, NS. Closes April 11, 2021

Youth Opportunities
Maintenance Worker III, Halifax & Maitland Bridge, NS. Closes April 18, 2021
Resource & Emergency Management Technician, Maitland Bridge, NS. Closes April 5, 2021

Other Opportunities
Visitor Service Attendant II, Maitland Bridge, NS. Closes April 11, 2021

New jobs are being added each week so check these links often for list of openings and to apply: All Job Postings for Parks Canada in Nova Scotia or Student Job Postings for Parks Canada in Nova Scotia


  • Parks Canada is a participant in the Federal Government’s Youth Employment and Skills Strategy (YESS), and is committed to helping youth, particularly those facing barriers to employment, build their work experience. In support of this initiative, preference may be given to qualified candidates who identify as indigenous, visible minorities or persons with a disability.
  • For positions listed as “student”, youth must be registered as a full-time student at an accredited academic institution and be returning to full-time studies in the next academic term.

Questions about the process or jobs can be sent to:
Laura Martin, Human Resources Advisor


Employment Opportunity | Lawn Care Tenders

Acadia First Nation seeking proposals from experienced and qualified Band Members (s) to perform weekly lawn care for elders in the community and community maintenance ( as defined by the Band Manager)

 Please see the below RFT documents for each community:

Lawn Care Yarmouth (166 KB)

Lawn Care Wild Cat (164 KB)

Lawn Care Ponhook (163 KB)

Lawn Care Hammonds Plains (190 KB)

Lawn Care Medway Area (163 KB)

Lawn Care Gold River (196 KB)