Throughout the year, Haliburton Forest offers a variety of employment opportunities: With a core staff of over 60 employees, our team is as diverse as can be imagined.

Two Haliburton Forest employeesA wide variety of skills are applied at Haliburton Forest and with the diversity of its operation and the appeal of its natural resources staff play a prominent role in the day to day running of this unique organization. Haliburton Forest is a growing company and positions from forestry and outdoor education to office management and maintenance become available from time to time.

While most positions at Haliburton Forest are long term or permanent, seasonal positions are offered during summer and winter.

Open Positions

As of November 30th, 2016 the following positions are available:


Our Cookhouse restaurant is seeking part or full time wait staff, weekends included.  We are seeking wait staff to serve meals and beverages to our patrons.  

Smart Serve is considered an asset.  

Please direct all applications with cover letters and CV to the Cookhouse Restaurant at

Part-time Housekeeper

Are you looking for work but don’t want to commit to full time?  Or do already have employment but need something a little extra? If you do then we have an opportunity for you in our housekeeping department!

We are looking for a part time housekeeper to work Fridays, alternate Sundays.

Applicants should send a brief cover letter and CV/resume explaining why they would fit in this position at Haliburton Forest to

Internship Program

Haliburton Forest operates an internship program designed to provide participants with experiences and skills in fields otherwise difficult to access. In particular, internship positions are available in Group Facilitation, Forestry and Horse Logging. Room and board is provided during the internship and participation in all aspects of Haliburton Forest's operation is an integral part of the internship experience.

Horse Logging Internship

For millennia horses have been employed in rural land uses, from pulling carts and ploughs to carrying loads or hauling logs. With the advent of modern, mechanized machinery, the horse gave way to mobile equipment. Yet, there remains a place for horses in some applications, such as high-value, sustainable forestry operations, where horses can economically compete with any modern equipment. Haliburton Forest is Canada’s first FSC certified forest and true to its commitment to stewardship and sustainability has retained a horse logging operation in its forests.

Apart from being sustainable, Haliburton Forest is a truly integrated forestry company, controlling its forest products from stump to final retail wood product, even beyond our own sawmill. Accordingly, involvement in the Horse Logging Internship entails some or all of the following:

Horse Logging interns will participate in the general husbandry and care of the horses. They will be exposed to forest management practices as well as applied forestry, including chainsaw work, once they obtain their chainsaw license. They will be exposed to different logging techniques and perspectives, including the involvement of mechanical assistance. Every day will challenge their skills in dealing with animals, while facing a different forest environment.

They will also have the opportunity to work with the resident forester, assisting with general forest management, including tree-marking, block layouts, planning and running of the day to day operations.

We are now accepting the following applications:

Group Facilitation Internships for: 

  • September to the end of October 2017
    • Mainly Outdoor Education groups, some opportunity to help guide Canopy Tours and shared work at the dog kennels
  • November 2017 to mid-March/April, 2018
    • Primary focus is dog sledding with some Outdoor Education groups
  • Alternative could be an extended internship of September 2017 to mid-March 2018

Forestry Internships:

  • September to the end of December 2017


Check out this article from one of our interns about her experience at Haliburton Forest.

Should you be interested in pursuing a career with us in any position, which may be available, please submit your application by sending a cover letter and resume to:

Human Resources

Haliburton Forest & Wild Life Reserve Ltd.

1095 Redken Rd.

Haliburton, Ontario, K0M 1S0

Or submit it by email to: