Jobs and trees

The Forest Economy in British Columbia

Publication - 1 January, 1993
The British Columbia logging industry continually argues that logging is the backbone of the BC economy. While employment opportunities in the forest sector are certainly important to many rural communities, government statistics show that in general, BC is not a logging economy.

While there has been a steady growth in overall jobs in BC, the forestry sector has experienced no growth at all, therefore contributing proportionally less to the BC economy.