Our economy grows on trees

By sustainably harvesting less than 1.4% of New Brunswick's managed public forests annually, NB's forest products sector supports over 24,000 direct, indirect, and induced jobs in every region of the province, and generates $2.4 billion in domestic exports.

Demand for sustainably sourced forest products is at an all-time high and is expected to increase. The United Nations projects that global demand for forest products will grow by more than 30 percent by 2030.

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We make the wood products of tomorrow, today.

New Brunswick Forest Companies are constantly innovating adapting to global product demand. Just a few of the many products made in New Brunswick include: Softwood lumber, Northern bleached softwood kraft market pulp, Packaging, Printing and writing paper, Newsprint, Oriented strand board, Plywood, Household and sanitary paper, Industrial logs, Dissolving pulp, Wood pellets, Hardwood lumber, Recovered paper, and much more!

Growing Green 

Today more than 60% of Canada's forest industry runs on bioenergy. Wood chips, sawdust, and bark, materials previously thought of as "wood waste", are being used by the mills as a low-carbon energy source. These biofuels are helping Canada's remote communities to reduce their reliance on fossil fuels, and providing new export opportunities as more markets work to reduce emissions.

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Since the early 1990s, Canada's forest sector has reduced its GHG emissions by close to 70%.

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Working a rewarding career in forestry means joining a community dedicated to innovation, to  securing and protecting the future of New Brunswick's forests, enriching people's lives. No matter your profession, your location, or your background, you can be proud of your work that will make an impact for generations.

Forestry is woven right into the social and economic fabric of our province. It is New Brunswick's oldest industry. The core principle of managing our forests responsibly hasn't changed in more than 100 years, but new discoveries, technologies, and insights are constantly improving how we do it.

Direct and Indirect Careers in Forestry in NB
Communities supported by forestry operations
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The forest industry's greatest strength lies in the diversity of our people who are all dedicated to doing things right.

Some of the many careers in forestry include

Forest Planning



Trades & Operations

Materials Management

Indigenous Relations



Health and Safety


Information Technology


Human Resources



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