BC’s forest product industry supports about 50,000 direct jobs in urban and rural communities across the province, and is creating more opportunities in areas such as trades, skilled labour, environmental management and business administration. Many of these jobs are located in smaller, affordable communities where the residents enjoy short commutes, beautiful scenery, and a good work-life balance.
Exciting job opportunities await you in the forest sector
BC is growing low-carbon products for the world
BC produces a broad array of forest products – from dimensional lumber and pulp and paper to a wide variety of value-added products including cross laminated mass timber, glulam and veneer. Whether used in affordable housing, commercial buildings or recyclable packaging, these carbon-storing products – made from our renewable forest resource – are increasingly playing a role in the global fight against climate change.
BC’s forest industry is a key bioenergy producer in North America
We’re educating students about opportunities in the forest industry
COFI’s Forest Education Program supports students from grades 5-12 across British Columbia. The program provides current, balanced and factual information for educators and students about BC’s rich, world-class forest resources and the educational and career opportunities that are available in the forest industry.
COFI’s Forest Education Program offers virtual and in-classroom presentations at local schools, hands-on workshops, multi-day orientations, and teaching resources for teachers to use in the classroom. For more information, contact our Forest Education Manager, Jim Costley at email@example.com.
We offer scholarships for the next generation
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