Insights and Resources
A new study found that, in 2019, B.C.’s forest products industry:
  • Contributed $13 billion to B.C.’s GDP
  • Supported 100,000 good jobs for British Columbians
  • Paid $8 billion in wages, salaries & benefits
  • Generated $4 billion in government revenue to support health, education & more

Read the executive summary, the report or the full technical study.

In 2019, nearly 9,900 suppliers from over 340 communities, and 120 Indigenous Nations and organizations provided $7 billion in goods and services to B.C.’s forest industry.*
Read our report and executive summary, see the full study and watch our video.
*2019 data from COFI member companies
BC’s forest industry is a world leader in sustainable forestry and is one of the most significant economic drivers in the province. Learn more about how the industry is adapting, evolving and innovating by visiting the insights and resources below.


A Path Forward for the Old Growth Review Process

As the B.C. government looks to begin consultations on the Old Growth Review, the United Steelworkers’ Wood Council and the B.C. Council of Forest Industries have joined together to offer a path forward that will benefit all British Columbians. The Steelworkers’ Wood...

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All British Columbia communities are forestry communities

What does a forester in Prince George, a drone maker in Vancouver and an environmental consultant in Victoria all have in common?  They all live and work in a forestry community.   The answer might surprise many people. However, B.C.’s forest industry’s deep...

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