Programs & Resources for Industry Professionals Career Seekers Educators Community Members
About the WMC
The Wood Manufacturing Council is a non-profit corporation that works to bring together stakeholders in advanced wood processing. Our mandate is to plan, develop and implement human resources strategies that support the long-term growth and competitiveness of Canada’s advanced wood products manufacturing industry and meet the developmental needs of its workforce.
Featured WMC Programs
Valuable Materials For Everyone in the Wood Manufacturing Industry
Your business is the advanced wood manufacturing business. Whether you run your own production shop or manage human resources, you’re a key player in a sector that’s important to the Canadian economy. You are part of an industry that is 9,200 employers strong, producing value-added products such as furniture, cabinets and countertops, windows and doors; millwork, factory-built housing, and building components.
Managing human resources is a tough job and we are here to support you with the tools you need to be successful, such as labour market research, training and development programs and attraction and recruitment strategies.
A new project aimed at increasing opportunities for the advancement of women within the woodworking sector.
Management Skills Training
Online management skills training program.
Rapid Internal Skills Enhancement (RISE)
Plant-floor worker cross training program.
An industry-developed high school curriculum that provides woodworking certification for graduates.
Labour Market Information
An in-depth study of the advanced wood manufacturing sector’s Labour Market Information and the challenges industry firms are facing in today’s economic climate.
Essential Skills Awareness & Assessment
A look at essential skills in the advanced wood manufacturing industry.
Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition (PLAR)
PLAR is a process that evaluates and distinguishes the knowledge, skills and abilities a worker has acquired through work, education and other experience.
National Occupational Standards (NOS)
NOS identifies the skills, knowledge and abilities individuals must have to perform in a specific occupation.
An online learning solution that provides industry professionals with the tools they need to create an Export Plan.
A power point presentation to assist you with presenting to youth.
Careers In Wood
Your window to information on careers in the advanced wood manufacturing industry.