Over the past decade, Canada’s forest sector has benefitted from federal investments aimed at increasing demand for Canadian forest products, both at home and abroad. These investments, which have enhanced the sector’s overall competiveness, have led to a series of notable achievements. These have included
- Increasing sales of Canadian forest products in fast growing offshore markets such as China and South Korea;
- Expanding the use of wood in new market segments (e.g. non-residential and mid-rise construction);
- Working with partners to bring about changes in the National Building Code of Canada to enable the broader use of wood in buildings up to 6 storeys; and,
- Demonstrating the versatility and environmental benefits of using wood in large-scale structures.