Economic Study Measures Impact of Forest Industry in BC

An economic study released by the BC forest industry confirms that the sector continues to be a cornerstone of the provincial economy and one of the largest employers across the province.

In 2016, the forest industry generated one out of every 17 jobs in the province, or 140,000 total jobs, generating a total of $8.6 billion in wages to workers. Of the total jobs, the industry employs 60,000 people directly with an additional 81,000 indirect and induced jobs generated from forest sector activity. Notably, across the province, 140 communities also rely on the forest industry and are considered forest dependent through their mills, community forests, or significant logging operations. read more >>