Forestry SHSM Sector

The Canadian forest products industry makes a significant contribution to employment generation in both rural and urban Canada. The SHSM–Forestry enables students to build a foundation of sector-focused knowledge and skills before graduating and entering apprenticeship training, college, university, or an entry-level position in the workplace.

Flashpoint Certifications

Customer Service
Portfolio Development
Project Management
Standard First Aid


CPR – C with AED
compass/map/global positioning system (GPS)
Standard First Aid
WHMIS – generic (i.e., not site-specific) instruction


ladder safety training bear safety suspended access equipment
advanced training in a technique leadership skills customer service wilderness first aid
anti-oppression and allyship training portfolio development fire safety and fire extinguisher use
chainsaw safety professional cable skidding harvesting equipment safety
fall protection safe tree cutting and logging hoisting and rigging
first aid/CPR/AED awareness skidder/loader safety introduction to pest management
health and safety – basic sustainable resource management planning land and forest survey skills
infection control Working at Heights personal protective equipment – forestry
advanced training in a technology project management
propane safety
sector-specific vehicle operation and safety