What does Backwoods Energy Services do?

In continuous operation since 1986, Backwoods began as a tree planting contractor in the interior of British Columbia. Backwoods began to diversify into other forestry related services and, in the early 2000’s, transitioned focus to the North Western Albertan energy industry. The Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation acquired a majority ownership position in Backwoods Energy Services in 2015.

Backwoods has since grown tenfold and become a leading supplier of access and matting solutions, civil and forestry services, pipeline maintenance and security services in Western Canada.  We have been able to attract best-in-class management and operators from across the industry, allowing us to successfully complete some of the largest midstream and utility projects in Alberta. Moreover, we have become the largest employer of Alexis band members, the largest independent source of income in the community, and have increased Backwoods asset value by over 600%.


Today, Backwoods Energy Services is 100% Indigenous-owned and one of the largest Indigenous-Community owned companies in Canada.

How big is Backwoods Energy Services and how old are they?





Backwoods Energy Services has been around since 1986 making them 38 years old and the 186th oldest company in our database of energy companies. Roughly 200 people work at Backwoods Energy Services making them the 298th largest in our database.

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Employee reviews of Backwoods Energy Services

What is employment at Backwoods Energy Services like? From employers included and reviewed within our database, Backwoods Energy Services ranks 160th of 166 small companies that employ 499 or less people.


Summary: 2.55 out of 5 stars and 160th of 166 small companies employing 499 or less people.

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Types of jobs at Backwoods Energy Services

Determined via job opportunities posted to or shared via our website, some of the oil & gas, energy, skilled trades and craft jobs at Backwoods Energy Services include Equipment Operator, Laborer, Class 1 Driver, Foreman, General Labor, Labourer, Pipeline, Skilled Laborer, Skilled Labourer, Skilled Trades, General Labourer, Security Guard, & Heavy Equipment Operator. Other common positions are:

Heavy Equipment Operator

Heavy Equipment Operator

Skilled Labourer

Skilled Labourer

How to find Backwoods Energy Services hiring & job application info

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