Labour Market Information

2022-2023 Labour Market Dashboard

2021 – 2022

Workforce Insights Survey

Forestry Workforce

This section provides insights into the workforce size of the 70 forestry organizations that responded to the survey.


In Nova Scotia

  • 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.


In Canada