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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.
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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.
If you’re looking for a rewarding, challenging career with plenty of opportunities for advancement, you’ve come to the right place. Wood products processing is one of the fastest growing manufacturing sectors in Canada. The industry needs skilled and educated people like you for careers in many areas. Here are just a few:
Jobs in advanced wood manufacturing are available around the corner and around the world. The increasing sophistication of wood manufacturing means that there’s a growing demand for trained craftspeople, technicians and manufacturing specialists. You might be surprised to know there are far more jobs today than qualified people to fill them. The industry is looking for people like you—people who enjoy working with their hands and solving problems creatively, who have an entrepreneurial spirit and are environmentally aware.
Consider a career in Canada’s advanced wood manufacturing industry. Explore this website to find information on career opportunities and job openings, and to access career resources and pathways.
As someone involved in the education system, you care about the future of Canada’s students. You want to see them take the necessary steps to prepare for a career that will bring satisfaction and fulfillment—a career that is exciting, modern, sophisticated and full of opportunity.
Advanced wood manufacturing offers all that and more. It uses high-tech equipment to transform lumber, wood chips and panel products into a wide range of manufactured products, including millwork; furniture, flooring, windows and doors, pre-fabricated buildings and engineered wood products.
There are many doors open to students who want to work in this sector:
You are a vital part of Canada’s wood manufacturing industry. Whether you’re a career counsellor, community worker, immigrant service agency representative, or member of an Aboriginal organization, you’re part of our community and we want to do everything we can to help you meet your goals.
Today’s global marketplace is changing faster than ever before. With labour market competition growing stronger all the time, it’s essential that Canada’s advanced wood manufacturing sector be prepared to recruit and retain workers with the necessary skills, knowledge and confidence to succeed in the industry. We need to work together to reach a variety of prospective employees—including Aboriginal Canadians, persons with disabilities, New Canadians and immigrants working in Canada.
This website will provide information on career opportunities in the wood manufacturing industry, and equip you with the resources you need to prepare and inform career seekers about these opportunities. You’ll find a great selection of tools and programs, including our Wood Employee Readiness Curriculum (WERC)—a pre-employment training program designed to attract workers from a wide range of backgrounds. Together, we can ensure that Canada’s wood manufacturing industry remains strong.