Job Creation Partnerships

Job Creation Partnerships (JCP) provides hands-on skills for those seeking employment in our community.  These projects are funded by the Province of BC with the LNTCFS acting as sponsor and trustee for the projects.  To date, the LNTCFS has sponsored eight JCP’s and our ninth JCP is now underway.  During this time, JCP participants have worked to develop and maintain a significant trail network, campsites, and a geocache program for the Lower North Thompson, as well as conducted silviculture work (tree planting and manual brushing), range management work (invasive plant control and fenceline repairs), milling and carpentry/construction of recreation site and other infrastructure.

Supporting a Cooperative Economy

Check out this great video produced through Interior Savings and showcasing our Milling & Carpentry Job Creation Project.  The Lower North Thompson Community Forest Society gratefully acknowledges the financial support of Interior Savings Credit Union, Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust, the Ministry of Social Development, and the many groups and individuals who have contributed to making this program a success!

Unemployed? Looking for work?  The 2018 Milling & Carpentry JCP is now hiring!!
To be eligible, you must be currently on EI or have received EI in the past 3 years or maternity EI in the past 5 years, and must be physically fit.  The program runs from April 2018 to March 2019.  For more information, contact the Barriere Employment Services Centre at (250) 672-0036.

Here is a summary of total funds provided and partnered through our JCP’s:

Total to Date


2018 North Thompson Fall Fair Milling & Carpentry



2017 Chu Chua Trails, Milling & Carpentry


2016 Little Fort Trails, Milling & Carpentry


2015 Forestry, Range, and Trails


2014 North Thompson Geo/Trails Restoration


2013 North Thompson Geo/Trails Restoration


2012 North Thompson Geo Cache/Trails Restoration


2011 North Thompson Fencing/Trails Restoration


2010 North Thompson Trails Restoration