Labour Market Information
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This section provides insights into the workforce size of the 70 forestry organizations that responded to the survey.
DID YOU KNOW?
Approximately 75% of our province is forested.
Prior to the closure of Northern Pulp, the forestry industry in Nova Scotia accounted for $2.1 billion dollars in economic impact, with $800 million being attributed to the provincial GDP.
There are approximately 30,000 individuals and families that own 50% of the land in Nova Scotia’s forestry industry.
On average, 50% of a harvest tree ended up at Northern Pulp to be turned into pulp prior to closure; the industry has had no replacement for this service since its closure.
There are 347 million hectares of forested land in this country, making up 9% of the world’s forested area.
There are approximately 450,000 private landowners in all of Canada.
Forestry contributed $23.7 billion to Canada’s total GDP in 2018. The value of Canadian forestry exports was $33 billion in 2019.
The forestry industry is vital to the rural and remote areas where it operates and employs citizens.
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