Statistical data

Forest industry employment (Canada)

2014 2015 2016
Labour Force Survey (number) Footnote 1
Forestry and logging industry 29,267 26,858 26,200
Pulp and paper product manufacturing industry 69,342 61,292 60,233
Support activities for forestry industry 19,608 22,183 21,392
Wood product manufacturing industry 149,650 148,817 122,258
Total 268,100 259,308 230,567
Survey of Employment, Payrolls and Hours (number) Footnote 2
Forestry and logging industry 26,765 27,813 27,308
Pulp and paper product manufacturing industry 56,800 55,642 53,178
Support activities for forestry industry 11,820 12,295 12,551
Wood product manufacturing industry 92,638 91,781 92,281
Total 188,023 187,531 185,318
Canadian System of National Accounts (number) Footnote 3
Forestry and logging industry 31,685 32,065 32,190
Pulp and paper product manufacturing industry 62,830 62,775 57,685
Support activities for forestry industry 21,945 22,380 22,510
Wood product manufacturing industry 95,115 96,210 98,690
Total 211,575 213,430 211,075
Direct and indirect employment (number) Footnote 4 288,700 296,691 306,020
Wages and salaries (dollars) Footnote 5
Forestry and logging industry 1,503,019,000 1,575,541,000  
Pulp and paper product manufacturing industry 3,640,846,000 3,596,253,000  
Wood product manufacturing industry 4,406,329,000 4,617,747,000  
Total wages and salaries 9,550,194,000 9,789,541,000  
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