The Western Forestry Contractors’ Association engaged Qatalyst Research Group to:

• Undertake research on the composition of the labour force and workforce development issues related to recruitment and retention. This document is the final report summarizing the results of that research.

• Develop a labour market strategy for the silviculture industry that is focused, pragmatic, actionable, and supported by the industry and other key stakeholders. The sectors of the BC economy that are associated with silviculture include nurseries, tree-planting, brushing & spacing, consulting foresters, and wildfire fighting. The strategy will be developed in the next phase of the project.

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