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Forest industry needs to build awareness, youth engagement to address labour shortage

February 3, 2023  By CFI Staff

Students in Timmins, Ontario learning about forest sector careers at Forestry Connects training. (CNW Group/Forests Ontario)

Industries across Canada are seeing a large portion of their workforce retire without the ability to replace them, and the forestry sector is no exception.

To address this issue, Forests Ontario and the Ontario Forest Industries Association, with support from an advisory committee, collaborated on Bridging the Gap Between Ontario’s Youth & the Provincial Forest Sector, an Employment Ontario research project funded in part by the federal and provincial governments.

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