Biggest forestry companies in B.C. in 2021

 

Ranked by total number of employees in B.C. in 2021

Published in BIV print edition on July 19, 2021. Sources: Interviews with below companies and BIV research. Other companies may have ranked but information was not available or provided.

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Rank '21 Company Top local executive(s) Partial list of products Year founded No. of worldwide staff '21/'20 No. of B.C. staff '21/'20
1

Canfor Corp
1700 75th Ave W Suite 100 , Vancouver V6P 6G2
P: 604-661-5241 F: NP canfor.com

Don Kayne, president and CEO

Integrated forest products company and producer of sustainable lumber, pulp and paper and green energy

1938

7,110 (1)
NP

3,670
3,602

2

West Fraser Timber Co Ltd
858 Beatty St Suite 501, Vancouver V6B 1C1
P: 604-895-2700 F: 604-681-6061 westfraser.com

Raymond Ferris, president and CEO

Diversified wood products company producing lumber, laminated veneer lumber, medium-density fibreboard, plywood, pulp, newsprint, other residuals and energy with facilities in Western Canada and the southern U.S.

1955

10,000
8,230

2,772 (2)
2,772

3

Paper Excellence
3600 Lysander Ln Suite 200, Richmond V7B 1C3
P: 604-247-4400 F: 604-247-0512 paperexcellence.com

Lloyd Carter, vice-president of operations, West

Pulp and paper manufacturing

2007

2,800
NP

2,000
2,450

4

Mosaic Forest Management Corp
1055 Hastings St W Suite 2000, Vancouver V6E 2E9
P: 604-654-4600 F: 604-654-4571 mosaicforests.com

Jeff Zweig, president and CEO

Timber and land management

1997

NP
NP

2,000
NP

5

Western Forest Products Inc
1055 Georgia St W Suite 800, PO Box 11122, Vancouver V6E 3P3
P: 604-648-4500 F: 604-681-9584 westernforest.com

Donald Demens, president and CEO, Stephen Williams, executive vice-president and CFO

Timber harvesting, reforestation, forest management, sawmilling logs into lumber and wood chips and value-added lumber remanufacturing

2004

2,153 (1)
2,210

1,966
2,150 (3)

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