Canadian woodworking industry statistics: Who works where
December 3, 2018 | 1:35 pm CST

Where are the woodworking jobs in Canada, how much revenue are the industries generating and what are the average wages? Check out the three infographics for details, plus find more market data in the December 2018 FDMC Wood Industry Almanac.

Click on the image to enlarge. Job information shown for the following industry segments: cabinetry, residential & institutional furniture; office furniture, architectural woodwork and fixtures; millwork (includes flooring & windows), pallets and containers; and veneer, plywood & engineered wood products manufacturing.

Fast Fact: Canada’s forest industry

In 2017, the forest industry contributed $24.6 billion – 1.6% – to Canada’s GDP. Of the 209,940 people working in the forest industry in 2017, 48% were in wood products manufacturing, 17% in forestry and logging, 28% paper manufacturing and 7% support activities for forestry. Source: Natural Resources Canada: The State of Canada’s Forests – 2018 report.

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Karen Koenig | Editor

Karen M. Koenig has more than 30 years of experience in the woodworking industry, including visits to wood products manufacturing facilities throughout North America, Europe and Asia. As editor of special publications under the Woodworking Network brand, including the Red Book Best Practices resource guide and website, Karen’s responsibilities include writing, editing and coordinating of editorial content. She is also a contributor to FDMC and other Woodworking Network online and print media owned by CCI Media. She can be reached at