Forestry Sector Council2023-01-20T15:46:25-04:00

A skilled forestry workforce

Sustainable, diverse and growing

The Forestry Sector Council is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to developing a skilled and professional workforce for the forestry industry in Nova Scotia. We collaborate with our partners to identify and solve labour challenge, advance innovation in human resources and build capacity in our sector.

Our strategic priorities:

  • Talent attraction & retention

  • Skills development

  • Human resources planning

A man in forestry safety gear extracts a core sample from a tree in the woods.
Man in hi-vis vest and hat walking above wood processing equipment at saw mill


We’re shaping the future of forestry in Nova Scotia by helping our sector thrive.

Women in hi-vis vest and hard hat pointing out age rings on pile of logs

Forestry Careers

Helping you reach your goals while growing your career in forestry.

A logging truck with a full load of logs on a road in the forest.

Business Resources

Build your team, retain your staff and access training opportunities.

Forestry Innovation Symposium

FEB 28 – MAR 2, 2023 | TRURO, NS

We look forward to welcoming you to a showcase of the phenomenal research, innovation and workforce development happening in Nova Scotia’s forestry sector!

High Production Forest Zone in Place

January 17, 2023|

The Province has dedicated a high production forest zone, completing its triad model of ecological forestry. This will support the economy while ensuring that 90 per cent of Crown land is managed with biodiversity as the top priority.

Help us, Help you

January 6, 2023|

Our annual survey helps us keep vital labour market information current, which in turn informs our work in supporting employers.

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