Canada’s Forest Sector Applauds Investments in Skills and Innovation

Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) applauded the federal government’s commitment to skills development and innovation in Canada’s forest products sector.

This week's budget commits more than $250M in funding to bolster Canada’s forest products industry, which employs more than 230,000 Canadians. "Today the government signaled that it recognizes and supports the transformation taking place in Canada’s forestry communities, noted Derek Nighbor, FPAC’s President and CEO. "Substantial investments dedicated to accelerating research and development, improving market access, and advancing product innovations demonstrate that the government understands where our industry is heading. We look forward to continuing our work with the federal government on these priorities for forestry workers and their families across Canada."

Funding Highlights for Canada’s Forest Products Sector: