As a leading North American paper and pulp manufacturer, Catalyst employs about 2,600 people at operations and offices in Southern British Columbia and in the United States with diverse opportunities for nearly 200 new employees each year.

Diverse Options

Making some of the most environmentally responsible paper in the world requires a diverse team of operators, trades people, engineers, environmental scientists, technologists, accountants, human resources and other professionals. Ours is the kind of workplace where personal accountability and initiative will open the door to opportunity.

Innovators Wanted

The paper industry is challenging, demanding, competitive and rewarding. If you thrive on solving technical challenges, value growth and opportunity, appreciate living in some of North America's most spectacular places, and want a competitive compensation package, Catalyst is the place for you.

A Sustainable Career

Catalyst has been at the forefront of corporate and environmental responsibility for three decades. We are a recognized leader of sustainable business practices around the world.

Learn how Catalyst is committed to sustainability

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Great location

Three of our mills are located in the British Columbia communities of Crofton, Port Alberni and Powell River - some of Canada's most spectacular urban centres surrounded by ocean and nature. Two of our mills are located in the U.S.: one in Biron, Wisconsin, on a scenic stretch of the Wisconsin River; and another in Rumford, nestled in the natural beauty of Maine’s western lakes and Appalachian mountains region.

  • Crofton Mill

    Crofton is located in the scenic southeast coast of Vancouver Island in the Cowichan Valley, near Duncan. With two paper machines producing directory and newsprint and a kraft pulp operation, it employs some 578 people.

    Crofton Municipal Website
    Crofton Realty Listings
    Cowichan Valley School District
    VIU Cowichan Campus
    University of Victoria

    Area Facts

    • Popula​tion: The operation is close to several communities with an overall population of approximately 29,000. Most employees reside in surrounding communities of Crofton, Chemainus, Ladysmith, Maple Bay and Duncan.
    • Location: 74 km north of Victoria, BC.
    • Average Temperature: January +3°C, July +18°C.
    • Housing: $400,000 average single-family home
    • Schools: Kindergarten to grade 12, Vancouver Island University Cowichan campus, University of Victoria
  • Port Alberni Mill

    Port Alberni is a vibrant waterfront community located at the head of Vancouver Island’s longest inlet, Alberni Inlet. With two paper machines producing directory and coated mechanical printing paper, it employs some 315 people.

    Port Alberni Municipal Website
    Port Alberni Realty Listings
    Port Alberni School District
    North Island College
    VIU Nanaimo Campus

    Area Facts

    • Population: 17,700 contributing to a total of 25,400 in surrounding area.
    • Location: 80 km north of Nanaimo, BC.
    • Average Temperature: January +3°C, July +18°C.
    • Housing: $250,000 average single-family home.
    • Schools: Kindergarten to grade 12, North Island College, Vancouver Island University Nanaimo Campus. Port Alberni boasts a brand new senior secondary built in 2012 that is located within walking distance of sporting venues and North Island College campus.
  • Powell River Mill

    Powell River, the pearl on the sunshine coast, offers a mix of urban and rural living in the naturally beautiful setting of coastal southwestern British Columbia. With three paper machines producing specialty mechanical printing papers, it employs some 425 people.

    Powell River Municipal Website
    Powell River Realty Listings
    Powell River Schools District
    VIU Powell River Campus

    Area Facts

    • Population: 13,100 contributing to a total of 19,900 in the metro district.
    • Location: 175 km north of Vancouver, BC.
    • Average Temperature: January +4°C, July +17°C.
    • Housing: $250,000 average single-family home.
    • Schools: Kindergarten to grade 12, Vancouver Island University Powell River Campus
  • Biron Mill

    Biron Division is strategically located in Wisconsin Rapids, WI, first established in 1892 to harness hydro energy from the Wisconsin River. With two paper machines producing coated groundwood papers, it employs some 360 people.

    Biron municipal website
    Biron realty listings
    Wisconsin Rapids public school district
    Marshfield school district
    Mid-State Technical College
    Lakeland University

    Area Facts

    • Population: The mill is situated on the Wisconsin River near Wisconsin Rapids, a city of about 18,000. Most employees reside in Stevens Point, Plover and Wisconsin Rapids.
    • Location: Central Wisconsin, approximately 2 hours’ drive from Madison
    • Average Temperature: January 29°F, July 80°F
    • Housing: $160,000 median single-family home
    • Schools: Kindergarten to grade 12, Mid-State Technical College, University of Wisconsin Stevens Point and Lakeland University
  • Rumford Mill

    Rumford Division, in Maine's western mountains, was established as a paper mill in 1901 and remains a major employer in the region. It employs some 600 people, producing softwood and hardwood market pulp, coated freesheet, coated groundwood and coated one side paper on three paper machines, with increasing volumes of specialty, high-value products.

    Rumford area information
    Rumford municipal website
    Rumford/Mexico realty listings
    Rumford/Mexico school district
    University College

    Area Facts

    • Population: Rumford & Mexico, 6,000. The mill is situated in the Androscoggin River valley with an area population of approximately 18,000. Most employees reside in Rumford, Mexico, or in surrounding communities such as Dixfield, Peru, Andover, Bethel and Livermore Falls.
    • Location: Western Mountains of Maine, approximately 2 hours’ drive from Portland
    • Average Temperature: January 27°F, July 79°F
    • Housing: $146,000 median single-family home
    • Schools: Kindergarten to grade 12, University College (University of Maine’s distance education program)
  • Richmond Corporate Headquarters

    Our Richmond office is strategically located by the Vancouver International Airport for accessibility to and from our mills located on Vancouver Island and up the sunshine coast and only 20 minutes from downtown Vancouver. It employs some 130 people.

  • Surrey Distribution Centre

    The distribution hub of our operations, the Surrey Distribution Centre is strategically located on the Fraser River for barge and rail accessibility. Surrey is a fast-growing and vibrantly diverse urban and rural municipality, conveniently centred near Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, Coquitlam, Pitt Meadows, Langley, White Rock, Delta and Richmond. Our Surrey Distribution Centre employs some 90 people.