Business Resources

Labour Market Information

Our forestry sector is currently engaged in diverse activities from forestry and logging to the manufacturing of advanced wood and paper products. Today, we’re known for sustainable forest management and environmental practices.

Our annual Workforce Insights Survey helps us gather information to better understand the workforce challenges employers are facing in the forestry sector.

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Human Resources
Best Practices

Mental Health
Healthier and safer workplaces prevent economic losses.
Understand competencies and skills that will lead to better job matches.
Fair and performance-based pay for workers.
Career development and progression through skills development.
Diversity, equity and inclusion expands the talent pool so your business can thrive.

Training & Skills Development

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Courses & Workshops

Forestry-related trades courses and workshops to develop your skills and advance your career.

A man walks through the rows of a tree nursery greenhouse.

Skills Development

Online and in-person training to develop your business and workplace skills, and expand your forestry career opportunities.

A woman wears safety gear while planting trees in the forest.

Post-Secondary Programs

College and university diplomas, degrees and certificates in Atlantic Canada for careers in forestry.

Funding Programs

Provincial Hiring Incentives
NS Government
Forest Sector Support
NS Government

Workplace Legislation

Nova Scotia Labour Code
Provincial Legislation
  • Labour Standards Code
    Full-length text of the NS Labour Standards Code
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  • Guide to the NS Labour Standards Code
    An easy-to-read guide to the NS Labour Standards Code
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Workers’ Compensation Act
Provincial Legislation
  • Workers’ Compensation Act
    Full-length text of the Workers’ Compensation Act
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  • Workers’ Compensation General Regulations
    Includes list of mandatory industries
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  • Chronic Pain Regulations
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Occupational Health & Safety Act
Provincial Legislation
  • Occupational Health & Safety Act
    Full-length text of the Occupational Health & Safety Act
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  • Occupational Safety General Regulations
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Nova Scotia Human Rights Act
Provincial Legislation
  • NS Human Rights Act
    Full-length text of the NS Human Rights Act
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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Provincial Policies and Guidlines
Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion


  • Atlantic Immigration Program
    Become a designated employer
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  • Immigrant Integration & Retention
    Support immigrants in your workplace
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  • Recruit Immigrant Talent
    Meet with job-ready candidates
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  • Immigrant Work Placements
    Become a host placement employer
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  • Employer Onboarding Toolkit
    Build your business through immigration
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Work Global Canada

FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions

We’re currently working on gathering Labour Market Information (LMI) data to share with the sector and our members.