Forestry in Quebec: 15 Facts & Statistics

This blog has been edited due to Bill C-59 Did you know that nearly half of Quebec is covered by forests stretching more than 760,000 square kilometres (km2), an area larger than Sweden and Norway combined? It’s no wonder Quebec’s forestry sector is the largest in the country, ahead of British C...


Forestry in Alberta: 24 Facts

This blog has been edited due to Bill C-59 When you think of Alberta industry, agriculture or energy likely come to mind. But did you know that most of Canada’s energy powerhouse province - more than 60% - is covered by forests? Apart from the tree-lined slopes of the Rocky Mountains, not many p...


Forestry Sector in Canada: 55 Facts

Updated April 2023 Canada's forest industry is an important part of our nation's prosperity, creating jobs and economic opportunities in hundreds of communities across the country. In 2021, for example, the sector directly employed nearly 206,000 people while generating $34.8 billion of economic...


Forestry in Ontario: 20 Facts

Did you know forests cover 66% of Ontario's land surface area? It's no wonder the forest sector is an integral part of the province's economy, contributing $4.3 billion to Ontario's gross domestic product (GDP) in 2020.   Providing nearly 149,000 jobs, the forest sector generated $18 billion in ...


Forestry in British Columbia: 20 Facts

Did you know that forests cover roughly 66 per cent of British Columbia’s land surface area?! It’s no wonder the province’s forests are not only a part of everyday life for many British Columbians, but also integral to their economy. In 2020, for example, the forest sector made up a whopping 29 ...


Canadian Forestry FAQ: 5 Common Questions & Answers

Does Canada take care of its forests? Is Canadian lumber sustainable? How does forestry contribute to Canada’s economy? These are all excellent questions about Canadian forestry we can answer by digging into the facts. Home to about 9% of the world’s total forest cover, Canada is incredibly bles...


Canadian Forestry Infographic: Facts, Figures & More

Forestry products are all around us. Whether it be in the walls of your home, the chair you’re sitting in, or even your pencil, the sheer amount of manufactured goods we use that are made from wood can easily be taken for granted. Without Canadian forests we would not only miss some of the best ...


60+ Essential Wood Products Made Possible by Canadian Forestry

Forests are where Canadians love to live, work and play. Covering ~40% of Canada's land, forests have become deeply ingrained into the everyday lives of millions of Canadians. It makes sense; approximately 23 million of us live in or near forests, about two-thirds of Canada's total population. T...


10+ Canadian Forestry Myths: Fact or Fiction?

Canadian forests are everywhere. With about 38 per cent of Canada's landscapes covered by forests, they are an integral part of life for 23 million Canadians who live in or near them. The importance of forests for our environment and the livelihoods of families across Canada is why we must appro...


How Does Canada’s Forestry Sector Show Environmental Leadership?

Ontario Forest in Autumn Most Canadians readily understand that Canada is a global leader when it comes to environmental stewardship. Compared to many of our international competitors, we go above and beyond to minimize our impact on the environment while developing our natural resources.  A qui...