- Be at least 55 years old
- Work full-time
- Have been employed at a sawmill or two consecutive years
- Have been displaced on or after May 1, 2019 due to either a permanent closure, indefinite closure, or a curtailment of at least four months
A forest employment program will aid contractors to bid on short-term employment in areas negatively impacted by a mill closure/curtailment.
Within the next few weeks, job placement offices will open in five interior communities hardest hit by mill closures: Fort St. James, Fort St. John, Mackenzie, 100 Mile House and Clearwater, says the province on its new web portal. Once open, these offices will match up workers with new opportunities by assessing their needs and goals.
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