Snapshot of Canada's woodworking industry: Jobs & earnings
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Where are the woodworking jobs in Canada, how much revenue are each of the industries generating, and what are the average wages? Check out the infographics for details, plus find more market data in the December 2022 FDMC Wood Industry Almanac.

Click on the infographic to enlarge. Job information is 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.

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Data Sources: Statistics Canada, Canada Industry Statistics – Government of Canada, Government of Canada-Job Bank, Labour Market Information, Natural Resources Canada: The State of Canada’s Forests – Annual Report 2021 (published 2022).

More data on North American woodworking and the specific wood product market segments can be found in the December 2022 FDMC Wood Industry Almanac. Also, find market data year-round at


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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 [email protected]