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NOC 8421 – Chain saw and skidder operators

NOC 8421 – Chain saw and skidder operators

December 27, 2019

The National Occupational Classification (NOC) code 8421 is for Chain saw and skidder operators

NOC skill type/level: Skill Level C

Employment requirements

  • Completion of secondary school may be required.
  • Completion of a college program for forest workers may be required.
  • Formal training in chain saw operation and maintenance and several months of on-the-job training are usually provided.
  • Previous experience as a logging and forestry labourer or logging machine operator may be required. Experience requirements vary depending on the type and location of woodlands operations.
  • Provincial certification or a forest worker program certificate is required in some provinces.
  • Trade certification for fallers is available, but voluntary in Quebec.
  • Workplace hazardous materials information system (WHMIS) and first aid certificates may be required.

List of Job Titles for NOC 8421 – Chain saw and skidder operators

  • Bucker
  • Bucker – logging
  • Cable skidder operator
  • Chain saw operator – logging
  • Chaser – logging
  • Cordwood cutter
  • Cutter – logging
  • Faller
  • Faller – logging
  • Faller and bucker – logging
  • Feller
  • Feller – logging
  • Forest worker – logging
  • Grapple skidder operator
  • Hardwood faller and bucker
  • Horse logger
  • Landing bucker – logging
  • Landingman/woman
  • Landingman/woman – logging
  • Log cutter
  • Logger
  • Logging tractor operator
  • Lumberjack
  • Pieceworker – logging
  • Pole cutter
  • Post cutter
  • Pulpwood cutter
  • Skidder operator
  • Skidder operator – logging
  • Wood cutter – logging
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