Posted on January 21, 2014 - GC1469

Company: Government of Ontario
Position: GIS Analyst - Woodlands Information Management Analyst
Location: Grande Prairie, AB
Contact Name: HR Manager
Deadline: January 31, 2014

Job Description


Take on an exciting technical role as a Woodlands Information Management Analyst

Grande Prairie, AB

Join the dynamic team responsible for managing GIS and forestry databases as well as providing innovative technology solutions for the Canfor Forest Management Group (FMG). A highly motivated team player with excellent communication skills, you will add your skills to our 15-member strong Woodlands Information Management (WIM) team working throughout BC and Alberta. Based out of Grande Prairie, you will work closely with FMG customers both locally and across all other Canfor sites. Daily activities will include spatial data management and analysis as well as ArcGIS server and web application development.

Specifically, your duties will include:

  • providing customers with accurate and reliable products
  • ensuring the timely delivery of requests
  • representing divisional interest regarding technology, training and data needs
  • providing technical support and expertise to improve efficiencies in woodlands management systems and business processes
  • providing cost-effective technology solutions for woodlands and management staff
  • delivering on requirements for data integrity, information requests and infrastructure needs
  • participating within the WIM team on corporate-wide projects.

Job Qualifications

As GIS Analyst, you are equipped with:

  • a degree or diploma in geographic information systems, natural sciences (forestry or geography) or computer science
  • excellent interpersonal and team participation skills
  • working knowledge of ESRI ArcGIS v10x, SQL and PL/SQL.

Ideally, you also have experience with Python, TOAD, Oracle, ArcGIS Server, Geocortex, Crystal Reports, ASP, .NET, Visual Basic, C#, jQuery, javascript and Cengea Resources as well as Cengea Forest.

Other Information

About Canfor

Canfor is one of the world’s largest producers of sustainable wood building solutions, and we’ve built our reputation on top quality products and superior customer service. A global leader in dimension lumber, Canfor is not only meeting but driving demand for green building products and serving markets in every corner of the world.

We offer competitive compensation and benefits, together with a safe, high-quality work environment and the chance to work alongside committed, friendly and family-oriented team members.

Located on the edge of the scenic Peace River Country and known for its friendly northern hospitality, Grande Prairie is a major service hub for the region and one of its fastest-growing communities. Visit for community details.


For more information or to apply for this GIS Analyst position online by 4 pm, Friday, January 31, 2014, please visit:

We thank all applicants for their interest in Canfor; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Government of Ontario

Toronto, ON
M4V 3A9

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