B.C. Forest Sector & Markets
Forestry in British Columbia is big business. More than 40% of the province’s regional economies are based on forestry activities, supporting 55,000 direct jobs in more than 7,300 businesses. Several of the world’s largest forestry companies are headquartered in B.C. and the province is the world’s largest supplier of softwood lumber to world markets.
Impressively, all of this activity is fully sustainable. B.C. has some of the toughest environmental laws in the world designed to manage the Province’s forests for future generations.
In B.C., working in forestry is more than a job – it is a way of life. In support of this, the B.C. government has introduced “Wood First”, a comprehensive program to create a culture of building with wood in B.C.
Use the following links to learn more about forestry in British Columbia: