In today’s forest products sector, jobs are high-tech, green, and specialized.
While there are still many traditional lumberjacks operating in the forest, today’s forest products sector requires a much more diverse workforce than it has in the past. From biologists and researchers, to engineers and economists, the forest sector depends on a variety of professions to operate as efficiently as possible.
Modern forest products companies need these skilled people to manage their operations in environmentally responsible ways, to conduct research in labs and forests, and to create new and innovative products.
According to Natural Resource Canada’s 2015 State of Canada’s Forests report, the 195,000 jobs in Canada’s forest products sector include:
- Biologists who help plan harvesting operations to ensure that forests are sustainably managed.
- Chemical engineers who develop new consumer products using cellulose.
- Genomics researchers who seek to improve disease resistance in trees.
- Economists who are challenged to optimize the forest products sector supply chain in a sustainable way.
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From biologists and researchers, to engineers and economists, the forest products sector requires various professionals to operate as efficiently as possible.