Forestry

B.C.’s globally renowned forestry sector is recognized as a sustainable renewable resource industry of diversified, value added forestry products. While demand for B.C. lumber, pulp and paper in the U.S. remains strong, long-term markets for pulp and lumber in Asia are expanding.

Forestry continues to be important to the social and economic well-being of many communities across B.C., supporting jobs in urban and rural areas and B.C. First Nations communities. Continued investment is creating efficiencies to ensure the forestry sector continues to be competitive in world markets.

In 2015, forestry contributed over $7 billion to B.C.’s economy and forestry-related activities directly employed over 65,500 people.

Sub-industries

Forestry and logging
Paper manufacturing
Support activities for agriculture and forestry
Wood product manufacturing

Sector Labour Market Partnerships Program

The Sector Labour Market Partnerships (LMP) Program helps industry and employers understand and respond to changing labour market demands. Under the program, partnership-led projects can apply for funding to address broader sector and regional labour market issues.

Council of Forest Industries Strategic Plan – January 2017 
B.C. First Nations Forestry Sector Engagement Report – April 2017

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