Forest Products Association of Canada

The Greenest Workforce

CANADA’S FOREST PRODUCTS INDUSTRY IS THE GREENEST WORKFORCE

Already about 235,000 Canadians work in the sector — it’s the lifeblood of about 200 communities from coast to   coast.

And Vision2020 has set the ambitious goal of refreshing the workforce with an additional 60,000 recruits by the end of  the decade, including women, Aboriginals and new Canadians. This includes everyone from researchers,  chemists,  engineers  and   skilled   trades   people.

The forest sector considers itself Canada’s “greenest workforce”.

Certainly that references a quality of life in Canada’s forest communities — they offer a reasonable cost of living and access to the great outdoors.

However, it also captures how the 21st century forest products industry is forging an innovative path to a green and growing future with more and more smart uses being found for renewable wood fibre. The sector invites you to go green with your future career!

Learn more about careers in the sector by visiting

TheGreenestWorkforce.ca.