Haveman Planting



Tree planting for Haveman Brothers comes with a lot of perks. We offer competitive wages in a fun and safe working environment at a job that allows you to get out and enjoy nature, build relationships and discover your potential. Apply to work with us or learn more below. 

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Haveman Brothers began in 1984 as a small company focused on delivering a select set of services in a way no one else had.

While we have expanded substantially since our early days, Haveman Brothers maintains a commitment to running efficient, tight-knit and professional operations that maximize your potential and make the experience as smooth as possible.


Here are a few things that a job at Haveman Brothers can offer you. 


When you come to work for Haveman Brothers, you become part of the team. From upper management down to new hires, we support each other to achieve mutual goals. We encourage you to ask questions, speak up and offer ideas to make everyone a stronger, more cohesive unit.


You can’t build a strong team atmosphere without developing strong relationships. You’ll be working side by side with people from all walks of life and various backgrounds, helping you grow and develop as a person. When the season ends you’ll leave with lifelong friendships.


Time management, interpersonal skills and a strong work ethic are just a few skills that you can expect to hone as a member of our tree planting team. These skills transfer to all areas of life and will give you an advantage no matter what path your career takes you down.



Imagine a treeplanting company that cares about the planter. One that has a high moral and ethical code shaping its policies. That’s the main focus that drives us. It’s evident in all that we do.

Most of the other companies have tree rates that start at 10 ¢ or 11 ¢. Haveman Brothers guarantees a minimum of 13¢. Even if it’s cream and you are dropped off right at your piece, it’s still 13¢.

Haveman Brothers pays all vacation pay and holiday pay on top of the base price. Be sure you’re comparing apples to apples. This is almost another 0.5¢ per tree. Some companies will tuck this into the tree price.

Haveman Brothers is a well established company that pays you in full every two weeks. The company does not wait to be paid before paying you. You do not ever need to be worried about whether or not you will be paid for the trees that you planted.

No, you don’t have to pay to secure a job. No, we don’t deduct money if you have to leave early. At Haveman Brothers, we expect you to commit to stay for the full contract. We won’t force you to stay or coerce you, we’ll just be disappointed you didn’t live up to your commitment.

We spend a lot of money on our camps and it shows. Our kitchen trailers are clean, well run, and modern. Our camps have private showers. We are constantly working with the health unit and auditing our camps to make sure they are the best in the industry.

Haveman Brothers has a large and modern shop. We spend a lot of time making sure our vehicles, trailers, and equipment are safe, reliable, and dependable when you are in the field. Downtime costs everyone money.

We ensure all of our staff and planters are well trained before the plant starts. We own an online training portal which allows us to do the majority of training before you arrive. Our staff arrives a week early to do their training. This training is provided in conjunction with Workplace Safety North and includes modules such as: supervisor competency, safe travel on bush roads, dangers of the job, emergency preparedness, among others.

Haveman Brothers is recognized as a leader in the field of Health and Safety. We have comprehensive policies and procedures developed in conjunction with the Ministry of Labour. Additionally, all contracts have a health and safety representative chosen by the planters to voice any concerns to the staff.



These are the questions we get the most about our tree planting opportunities.

We will be planting all of our trees in Northern Ontario. We will be working from North Bay to Fort Frances. Our office is located in Kakabeka Falls, ON (just outside Thunder Bay)

All types of people plant trees from every walk of life. The vast majority of planters tent to be people working their way through school. Others simply use treeplanting to fund their athletic ambitions, or travelling plans. There is an average of a 60/40 ratio of male/female.

We start when the frost is out of the ground. This is usually May 5th or so. We expect all planters to commit to working into the first week in July.

Of course. Please address all packages as follows:
Your Name
Your Crew
c/o Haveman Brothers
box 249, 5378 Oliver Road
Kakabeka Falls, ON
P0T 1W0

We strive to always work 5 on and 2 off. We have found this to be the ideal schedule (as has the rest of the world) for working. Two days off allows a proper resting and healing time for your body. This also allows one town day to get your stuff done, and one day to just relax.

Haveman Rookies tend to earn between eight to ten thousand their first year. Some planters have amazing breakout years crossing the 15k club, but that’s a lot of work. While we are proud of the fact that our planters earn more at Havemans, treeplanting should still be viewed as a multi-year plan. It’s year two when you can come out of the gate running and make a lot of money.

We spend a lot of time trying to ensure that all planters get to work with the people who applied with them, or who recommended them. We find that it creates a great atmosphere to have the people you know there as well. However, we cannot absolutely guarantee it.

Haveman Brothers tends to have smaller camps than other companies and does not ‘sweep’ forests (giant crew doing one contract then the next). We like to keep people in one spot as long as possible to maximize people’s earnings. Most camps will have one camp move this contract, but sometimes there is more.

We can’t guarantee it, but we always try. People do well with music while they plant. We like happy planters. We usually (99% of the time) have charging abilities for people from 6 am – 10 pm.


Hiring is underway for the 2024 season.

We are currently accepting applications from Vets and Rookies.

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This application is for veteran planters (people who have planted before), with Haveman. 

This application is for veteran planters (people who have planted before), with another company. 

This application is for rookie planters (people who have never planted before).