Current openings

Forestry Field Researchers 

Apical research workers work a 10-on, 4-off schedule. Work location varies each shift based on project location. Essential skills that will benefit your productivity will be: ATV and sled experience, experience working outdoors in the winter, map and photo interpretation, ability to identify forest plants and trees, ability to take and record plot measurements, and operation of GPS units. On-the-job training will be available to ensure competence before any job is started. Good physical condition is necessary as considerable walking will be required. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills will be an important part of the successful applicants’ attributes. Compliance with our safety program and Covid-19 expectations is mandatory. 


  • Basic training in forestry measurements, experience driving on resource roads (ATV and sledding experience is considered an asset).  Enrolled in or graduated from a 2-year Forestry or Renewable Resource technologist diploma or enrolled in an undergraduate degree in Forestry, Environmental Science, or a related degree. 
  • Valid Class 5 non-GDL Alberta driver’s license or equivalent. 
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada. 
Tree Planting

Other Information

Work Schedule

Forestry Field Researchers: 10 days on, 4 days off – shifts usually start on a Tuesday and end on the following Thursday, allowing for a four-day weekend. 

Surveyors:  Shifts vary from 10 days on/4 off to a 4 days on/1 day off (usually when working in locations far from Grande Prairie) 


Employees are responsible for providing their own cruise vests, steel-toed boots, and weather-appropriate clothing/gear.  Apical provides employees with required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and additional equipment such as GPS and SPOT units. 


Employees undergo a thorough online safety training program as well as in-person (or online) orientation to Apical’s Health and Safety program.


In Grande Prairie:  Apical Forestry provides low-cost accommodation for field researchers and surveyors in Grande Prairie.  Crew houses are fully furnished with separate bedrooms and wifi.  Employees are responsible for food and personal essentials. 

Out of town: Apical Forestry pays for all hotel costs and meals when working out of town.   

Tree Planters: Apical Forestry pays for all hotel costs and meals when working out of town.   

Wages and Benefits

Apical offers a competitive wage (based on education, skills and ability) and a comprehensive benefits program (after the required waiting period). 


9930-111 Avenue,
Grande Prairie, AB T8V 4C3