Now Hiring Bigtime!
Thank you for your interest in Brinkman & Associates. We are now accepting applications from experienced and inexperienced planters and silviculture workers for our 2013 spring and summer seasons in Alberta, B.C. and Ontario. We encourage you to apply early to secure your position with a Brinkman crew.
1. Matt Robertson
2. Judi Tetro
3. Matt Robertson
4. Judi Tetro
Working with Brinkman
Brinkman & Associates Reforestation Ltd. was established in 1970 and is one of the most respected Canadian tree planting companies. We are pioneers in the reforestation industry and remain successful in part due to our progressive and innovative approach. Every year we hire well over a thousand hard working and motivated people to plant, tend, and restore forests and other ecosystems across Canada.
Why Choose Brinkman?
We know that our employees are entirely responsible for our success, and we act accordingly. As a result, Brinkman has one of the highest return rates among tree planting companies. At B&A you will find a unique experience that balances a professional work environment with a lot of fun.
Our camps are organized, fun and social. Brinkman’s cooks are top notch, providing you with lots of delicious, nourishing food that powers you up for the whole day. We provide satellite Internet in most of our camps. We establish comfortable, fully functional bush camps – hot showers are a necessity, not a luxury!
We offer industry-leading payouts – excellent prices, appropriate for ground conditions. Our full-time payroll team makes sure you are paid every two weeks by direct deposit and they are always available to answer questions.
At B&A, the payroll structure is optimized to account for the unique nature of seasonal work. For many of our employees, the benefits of this pay structure translate into $2000-$4000 of increased earnings over a full season of work, compared to what they might experience with other contractors.
And you will get paid! Brinkman is a diversified and well-financed company with a long-term vision. We’ve been around since the start we will be here into the future.
Our supervisors and support staff are highly experienced. More industry experience means less downtime for you. Our supervisors have over 15 years experience on average.
Our forepersons are exclusively non-commission, and help create a fair and equitable working environment in terms of allocating land, quality control and ensure time for training.
Smart, efficient organization means the minimum of wasted time, helping you make the most of your day.
We’re in a position to choose which contracts we want – and which we don’t. Most of our projects are with long-term clients who appreciate the level of quality we provide. For our workers this means excellent prices and known projects. We don’t underbid just to accumulate work.
We have many long-term direct award and preferred bid projects, which reduces the stress and confusion potential of unknown situations – ultimately increasing earnings.
Our training program is second to none. We want to get you up to speed as soon as possible – generally within 10 days of your arrival in camp. Brinkman provides excellent and extensive training to first year planters, as well as skills improvement coaching for experienced planters. We believe that everyone can work safer, better, faster and more efficiently with the right training and support.
Safety is not just something we talk about – we believe in it and operate accordingly. We expect our planters to do the same. We stand by our leading Health & Safety Program which guides us in providing a safe, injury-free workplace for everyone. Not an easy task in this business!
We prioritize reasonable and smart work hours, safe equipment and drivers, thorough training and a healthy camp environment. We use high quality 4X4 trucks only; no vans. Dedicated full-time staff focus on ensuring that our systems work in the field. We have our Certificate of Recognition, and were one of the first planting companies to attain our PIR (Partners in Injury Reduction) accreditation in Alberta.
Brinkman works 4 days on and one day off – a work schedule that has proved to be the most productive, as well as the one least likely to result in planter injury. This means you will have the energy reserves to work a longer season and make more money.
As the only company that operates tree plants in Ontario, Alberta and BC, we can offer experienced workers extended seasons through easy mobility between regions, and lots of work available – planting and otherwise! We can accommodate workers’ schedules, whether they want a 130-day season, or just one short contract.
How does our Hiring Process Work?
If you are returning to work with Brinkman, or have previous experience with a different company, simply fill in the experienced workers form at the top left of this page and send it. If you have a particular crew or location where you wish to work, note it on the application.
You can also apply for work if you are an inexperienced worker at certain times during the year. First gather as much information as you can – use this website and others to know what you are applying for, and where you want to work. Please note that we cannot hire you unless you have a valid Canadian Social Insurance Number. Then fill in the inexperienced worker online application. Please do not send in a resumé.
What happens after I complete the application?
1. You will receive confirmation that your application has been received
2. Applications are forwarded to the appropriate manager depending on your experience level and location request.
3. From November to May you can expect an update from someone within ONE WEEK of applying. Please reapply if you do not hear back within one week – your application may have not been processed. (Rare but it happens.)
4. Successful applicants can expect a telephone or in-person interview
5. If you have questions, please email them to email@example.com.