Botanist (Full-time)

Canada North Environmental Services (CanNorth) is an established First Nation-owned environmental services firm with an impeccable track record and a highly respected reputation. At CanNorth you can expect challenging field work, interesting projects, and colleagues who have a strong foundation and proven expertise in environmental assessments and biological surveys.

CanNorth is seeking a highly motivated field botanist to work with our talented and innovative multidisciplinary team in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Responsibilities in this full-time position will include:

• Conducting plant identification and inventory surveys, rare plant surveys, weed surveys, rangeland and riparian health assessments, and forest ecosite classification.
• Conducting field work independently, as a crew member, or as a crew lead.
• Environmental site evaluations, including identifying site characteristics such as habitat, dominant vegetation, presence of weedy/invasive species, topography, etc..
• Classification of wetlands/riparian areas.
• Environmental monitoring for a variety of projects including power, pipelines, and construction projects.
• Assist with project planning as required (often from inception to execution of field work through to report preparation); this often requires experience conducting initial desktop environmental screenings.
• Technical writing (to include composing smaller screening memos to larger reports) and research skills.
• Assist with restoration and/or reclamation planning, including seed mix development.


• Bachelor’s degree in biology, environmental science, or related natural sciences; however, a technical diploma may be acceptable if the applicant has previous experience relevant experience in a consulting environment or related industry.
• Knowledge of government guidelines and protocols as well as provincial and federal regulations (in particular relating to species of conservation concern).
• Superior written and verbal communication skills, be dedicated to high quality results, and use their creative thinking to find solutions to complex problems.
• A team player, highly motivated and organized, able to work with a range of personalities, and have a positive attitude.
• This position entails a substantial amount of field work; thus, applicants must be willing/able to be away for extended periods of time.
• Field work will regularly require working in rugged terrain; strong outdoor skills, experience working in remote areas, and experience operating trucks with loaded trailers, ATVs, and snowmobiles is an asset.
• Safety certifications such as First Aid, ATV, and /or UTV are considered a bonus.
• Ideally applicants have status as a biology professional (P. Biol.) and/or eligibility for accreditation through a professional biology organization such as the Alberta Society of Professional Biologists.

CanNorth offers competitive wages and a modern office with employee-oriented facilities and staff functions. Benefits will include medical, dental, vision, paramedical, RRSP matching, health spending, field gear allowance, and much more! Interested candidates are requested to e-mail resumes as soon as possible or before March 30, 2023. Visit our website for more details. Qualified Indigenous professionals are encouraged to apply. CanNorth is proudly 100% Indigenous-owned.