Economy & Trade

Canada’s Green Economy is Growing In Our Forests

As we envision a more inclusive, sustainable, and prosperous Canada, the forest products sector and its people are well-positioned to be one of the federal government’s most collaborative and solutions-based economic partners.

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The forestry sector has over 140 shovel-ready capital projects worth more than $1.4 billion to support a green economic recovery.
As one of Canada’s largest employers (and representing 12% of Canada’s manufacturing GDP), our sector has long been a mainstay of Canada’s economy. But as Canadians look to a more prosperous, inclusive and environmentally-conscious future, Canadian forestry is committed to the kind of innovative solutions and collaborative partnerships that will accelerate Canada’s move towards a growing, green economy. Through our commitment to innovation, our resiliency, and our long-term view of forest management and growth, the forest products sector is in a unique position to drive Canada’s post-pandemic economic recovery while providing solutions to build an even more sustainable and lower-carbon economy. By using the power of Canada’s forests and our world-leading commitment to sustainable forest management, we can secure inclusive growth, strengthen rural and northern communities, and help power Canada along its path to a ‘net-zero’ carbon economy by 2050.

Foresters are our first line of defense in the fight against climate change.

Canada’s Registered Professional Foresters (RPFs) play a critical ‘boots on the ground’ role in monitoring and managing our forests. With worsening wildfire and forest pest outbreaks, forest management is the best tool we have to adapt forests and build resiliency, while supporting the green, well-paying jobs that support families, sustain communities, and accelerate Canada’s move towards a growing, green economy.

We’re ready to help Canada move towards a greener tomorrow and net-zero future.

As we envision a more inclusive, sustainable, and prosperous Canada, the forest sector and its people are well-positioned to be one of the federal government’s most collaborative, solutions-based economic partners. We have over 140 shovel-ready projects worth over $1.5 billion that will create green, good-paying jobs to support our families and accelerate Canada’s trajectory towards a growing, green economy.

Our sector has embraced the low-carbon era using innovation and new technology to unlock our full potential.

Emerging industries turning wood chips, sawdust, and bark into bioplastics, textiles, and biofuels will not only create good green jobs for Canadians but are poised to reimagine the resources and products we use everyday through a greener, cleaner lens.

Economy & Trade Resources

Innovative, Sustainable, Resilient: Forest Products Association Of Canada Recommendations From Canada’s Forest Sector To Drive Economic Recovery and A Net-Zero Carbon Future
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Delivering Value For Members And Helping Drive Canada’s Economic Recovery
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Canada’s Forest Products Industry
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From Zero Waste to Net Zero, Canada’s Forests Are Critical to a Cleaner, Greener Future
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Canada’s Forest Sector Responds To Federal Budget 2021: Forestry In Unique Position To Help Government Deliver On Environment And Economy: Nighbor
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The Facts

Our sector in one of Canada’s largest employers, representing 12 per cent of Canada’s manufacturing GDP, operating in over 600 communities, providing 230,000 direct jobs and over 600,000 indirect jobs across the country
The forestry sector has over 140 shovel-ready capital products worth more than $1.4 billion to support a green economic recovery
The labour productivity of Canada’s Forest Products Industry has been growing 3% a year since 2000 — more than three times the industrial average

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Forests are complex ecosystems and they need to be monitored and taken care of – even more so when we consider their carbon-capture potential and the critical role they will play in defining our greener future. Our sector is ready to rise to that challenge. Join our community today to get updates on what you can do to support a growing, green economy, and a more inclusive, sustainable future for Canada.  

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