Before You Apply

Thank you for your interest in employment with Rider Ventures! We are looking forward to reviewing your application and meeting you. We just have a few things we would like you to be aware of before you apply.

Company Background


Rider Ventures is a growing company based in Coldstream BC. We provide professional wildfire and flood protection services to government agencies, corporations and private property owners. Our services include forestry, wildfire and flood safety, emergency response, training, consulting, and overhead personnel. Our multi-trained crews are invested in performing their duties efficiently, safely, with integrity, and by utilizing traditional indigenous land stewardship practices. We are committed to establishing respectful and long-lasting team and client relationships. For more information please go to



Minimum Requirements


Minimum Age

In compliance with our contractual responsibilities with the BC Wildlife Service, employees must be minimum 16 years old to work on the Fire Crew.


Eligible to work in Canada

To be eligible to work in Canada, you must first be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident in Canada or authorized in writing to work in Canada under the Federal Immigration Act. If you have a valid temporary work permit, you may be eligible for temporary work until your permit expires or is renewed.


Impairment Policy

Due to the Safety-Sensitive nature of our work we have a strict Impairment Policy. Please review it here: Policies for Employment Application.


Equal Opportunity Employer

Rider Ventures actively fosters a mutually supportive work environment. We invite all individuals without regard to race, religion, sex (including orientation and gender identity) or any other status protected under applicable law to apply for a position with Rider Ventures. Please review our mutually supportive work environment policies here: Policies for Employment Application.

Job Advertisements


The following job advertisements will give you an idea of what to expect from your employment with Rider Ventures.

Wildland Fire Fighter, Crew Leader, Danger Tree Assessor/Danger Tree Faller, Registered Professional Forester, Assistant Manager



Application Process

Phase 1: Screening

During the Screening Phase, you will be required to submit an Employee Application Form. If you have questions or problems with the Employee Application Form please email for assistance. The deadline for application submissions is January 25, 2019. Only successful applicants will be contacted for interviews.


Interviews will be held February 1 -7, 2019 and call-backs for Phase 2 will be complete by February 10, 2019.


Phase 2: Recruitment Boot Camp

Depending on your level of experience and qualifications you may be required to attend all or portions of our Recruitment Boot Camp. Recruitment Boot Camp is scheduled for February 24 – March 3, 2019, in Kelowna (weather pending) or March 16 – March 24, 2019.


Applicants asked to attend Recruitment Boot Camp do not have to pay Recruitment Boot Camp Fees. Two pieces of ID (one photo ID), a completed Physicians Release Form and completed Par-Q Form must be provided on day 1 of Recruitment Boot Camp or you will be unable to attend Recruitment Boot Camp.


On Day 1 of Recruitment Boot Camp, you will be required to take the WFX-FIT test. Information about WFX-FIT and how to prepare for the test can be reviewed here Are You Prepared for WFX-FIT or go to For details about our Recruitment Boot Camp and what you need to do to prepare for our Recruitment Boot Camp review Recruitment Boot Camp - General Information.


*Please note you are not officially hired in Phase 2.


Phase 3: Selection

After successful completion of Phase 2, Human Resources will complete final candidate evaluations and make hired confirmation calls. Hired employees will then attend Rider Ventures Orientation.

2019 Important Dates

The following are important dates to remember during the 2019 application process.


PHASE 1: Screening


Applications Accepted

December 21 to January 25



February 1 - 7


Call-backs for Phase 2

February 8 - 10



Recruitment Boot Camp


Recruitment Boot Camp

February 24 to March 3 or

March 16 to March 24

(weather pending)

2 pieces of ID (1 picture ID), completed Physicians Release Form and completed Par-Q Form due February 25 or March 16

(weather pending)



PHASE 3: Selection


Hire Confirmation Calls





2019 Checklist

The following are important tasks to complete during the 2019 application process.


PHASE 1: Screening


Read Before You Apply


Submit your Employment Application Form (upload resume and copies of certifications)


Complete your Physicians Release Form and Par-Q Form


Prepare for WFX-FIT



Recruitment Boot Camp


Get prepared for Boot Camp

Are You Prepared for WXF-FIT

Recruitment Boot Camp - Info


Have Physicians Release Form,

Par-Q, 2 pieces of ID (1 photo) ready for Day 1 of Recruitment Boot Camp

Current Opportunities

Crew Leader

Posted: April 3, 2019

Expires: open until position is filled

Positions Available: 1

Job Description: Crew Leader​​​


Employment Applications

Hard Copy Employment Applications, resume and supporting documents can be emailed or mailed to the following addresses but must be received before the application submission deadline.




Mail (NO in-person drop-off)

Human Resources

12309 Kalavista Drive

Coldstream BC V1B 1K7

If you have questions or problems with the application please email for assistance.

Thank you in advance for submitting your application. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

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