Biggest forestry companies in B.C. in 2017

Ranked by total number of employees in B.C. in 2017

Includes forestry product companies. Published July 4, 2017. Sources: Interviews with companies below and BIV research. Other companies may have ranked but information was not available or provided.

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Rank '17FootnotesCompanyTop local executive(s)Type of business/main products Revenue '16No. of worldwide staff '17No. of B.C. staff '16No. of B.C. staff '17
1 B.C. headcount 2017: As of December 31, 2016; Canada 2017: As of December 31, 2016; Worldwide 2017: As of December 31, 2016 Canfor Corp
1700 75th Ave W Suite 100
Vancouver, BC V6P 6G2
Phone: 604-661-5241
Don Kayne (CEO) Lumber, value-added wood products, pulp, paper and green energy $4,234,900,000 6,257 4,247 4,247
2 West Fraser Timber Co Ltd
858 Beatty St Suite 501
Vancouver, BC V6B 1C1
Phone: 604-895-2700
Ted Seraphim (president and CEO) Diversified wood products company producing lumber, laminated veneer lumber, medium-density fibreboard, plywood, pulp, newsprint, wood chips and energy $4,450,000,000 7,800 3,000 3,100
3 B.C. headcount 2016: As of April 30, 2016; Canada 2016: As of April 30, 2016; Worldwide 2016: As of April 30, 2016 Tolko Industries Ltd
3000 28 St
Vernon, BC V1T 6M1
Phone: 250-545-4411
Brad Thorlakson (president and CEO) Lumber, oriented strand board, plywood and veneer, kraft paper, harvest bins, biomass energy and other value-added products 2,790 2,602 2,104
4 B.C. headcount 2017: 2016 figure; Canada 2017: 2016 figure; Worldwide 2017: 2016 figure Western Forest Products Inc
1055 Georgia St W Suite 800, Royal Centre, PO Box 11122
Vancouver, BC V6E 3P3
Phone: 604-648-4500
Donald Demens (president and CEO); Stephen Williams (senior vice-president and CFO ) Timber harvesting, reforestation, forest management, sawmilling logs into lumber and wood chips and value-added lumber remanufacturing $1,187,300,000 2,078 2,069 2,069
5 B.C. headcount 2017: As of December 31, 2016; B.C. headcount 2016: As of April 2015; Worldwide 2017: As of December 31, 2016 Catalyst Paper Corp
3600 Lysander Lane Suite 200
Richmond, BC V7B 1C3
Phone: 604-247-4400
Joe Nemeth (president and CEO) Specialty papers, directory paper, newsprint, market pulp 2,573 1,546 1,500

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