The Log Harvesting Sector Benefits Plan provides Interior Logging Association and North West Loggers Association members, their employees, spouses and dependent children with protection for day-to-day health and dental expenses and in the event of a serious illness, accident or death.
Our Group Benefits are custom designed to meet the needs of the forest industry. They are cost effective for you because as a member of the ILA you benefit from the volume buying power of our association. Once you become an association member you are eligible to join the Group Benefits Plan.
Members choose the right level of coverage for you and your employees from four available packages. Each package offers different levels of coverage from the Economy package which provides the lowest level of coverage to the Deluxe package that includes a Pay Direct Drug card. If you have 10 or more employees, you can choose to custom design your own coverage to suit your needs.
No medical exams
You and your employees do not have to provide evidence of good health. Every eligible employee is automatically entitled to the coverage in the package you choose.
Claim premiums as a business expense
If your business is incorporated, you can use all benefit premiums as a deductible expense. A sole owner may be able to deduct part of the cost. Contact your accountant for more details.
Packages at a Glance
Johnstone’s Benefits can assist in finding the ideal benefits plan for you and your employees. Please click here to learn more.
Download Group Benefits Forms
Please click here to be directed to downloadable forms.
Great-West Life Client Services
Our Group Benefits Plan is underwritten by Great-West Life. Please click here to learn about their client services.
For more information please contact:
Interior Logging Association
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ILA members are involved in timber harvesting, moving wood fibre products or machinery, and building and maintaining logging roads while others work in the consulting field or supply goods and services—from heavy equipment to camp supplies—to the logging industry.
Our members include:
The strength of the Interior Logging Association lies in the commitment of our members to work together to secure a thriving industry that supports our local communities and economy—one that embraces a sustainable brand new day for timber harvesting.
Blue Book Equipment Rental Rate Guide, the standard for determining equipment rental rates across the industry. Click here to download your copy.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about ILA membership.
BC Road Builders & Heavy Construction Association
Canadian Women in Timber
Canadian Wood Council
Council of Forest Industries
Interior Lumber Manufacturers' Association
North West Loggers Associatio
The Truck Loggers Association
Western Fallers Association
Western Professional Trucker's Association
Western Silviculture Contractors' Association
Education and Training
BC Forest Safety Council Training Programs
Blue Lake Forest Education Society
British Columbia Student Assistance Program
IHE School for Heavy Equipment Operator
Mountain Transport Institute Ltd. - Professional Truck Driver Training
Silver Lake Forest Education Society
Thompson Rivers University
Wayne Lintott, General Manager
Nancy Hesketh, Administration
Lee Callow, Allied Systems Company, Lake Country
Guido Claudepierre, Ritchie Bros., Kamloops
Dennis Cook, Dennis Cook Holdings Ltd, Princeton
John Drayton, Gibraltar Law Group, Kamloops
Randy Durante, Alkam Holdings Ltd, Kamloops
Matt Edmondson, M. Edmondson Contracting, Savona
Frank Etchart, Nadina Logging Ltd, Merritt
Len Gudeit, Gudeit Bros. Contracting Ltd, Lumby
Chairman: Randy Spence, R. Spence Contracting Ltd, Kamloops
Scott Horovatin, Horovatin Enterprises Ltd., Kelowna
Jeff Kineshanko, Kineshanko Logging Ltd, Lumby
Tim Menning, Hytest Timber, Williams Lake
Reid Hedlund, Mid-Boundary Contracting Ltd, Midway
Hedley Larsen, Capri Insurance, Vernon
Bill McDonald, Big Mac Trucking Ltd, Tappen
Ron Volansky, R & A Logging Ltd. Nakusp
Shane Garner, Hartwood Holdings Ltd. Prince George
Logging has been a mainstay of the provincial economy for more than a century. Interior Logging Association members make a substantial contribution to this economy through their business activities, providing high paying jobs in communities throughout the southern Interior region and enhancing our quality of life.
The ILA works with the provincial and municipal governments to ensure our members' interests are recognized in policy and regulations that impact our industry, our businesses and the communities we live and work in.
The association works with the BC Forest Safety Council to ensure our members are operating to the highest standards of safety and their workers come home well to their families each and every day.
Committed to growing a thriving and sustainable industry, the ILA is a strong supporter of education and training programs that help prepare the next generation of forestry workers for the greenest workforce in our province.
The ILA is the voice of the timber harvesting sector in the southern Interior region.