As a leading North American paper and pulp manufacturer, Catalyst employs about 1,600 people at operations and offices in Southern British Columbia and in the United States with diverse opportunities for 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

Our three 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.

  • 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 574 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 307 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 353 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
  • 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 120 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 82 people.