Who We Are
The Wood Manufacturing Council is a non-profit corporation that works to bring together stakeholders in advanced wood processing to help collectively address human resource and skills development issues in the sector.
As the former sector council for the advanced wood manufacturing industry, we work for you. Since 2002, the Wood Manufacturing Council (WMC) has collaborated with employers, workers, educators, professional associations and government to help implement human resources solutions that will ensure the success of the advanced wood manufacturing sector.
The Council’s 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. The Council identifies and examines the necessary skills and knowledge required to respond to changing industry needs. The Council also develops information and products to address key issues such as the shortage of skilled workers and the need for national standards for worker competencies.
The Wood Manufacturing Council develops labour market information to help support the sector. These reports provide information on major needs and issues facing the sector, including economic factors that shape skills and labour supply and demand, the effects of skills and labour shortages, the occupations and skills that businesses need to meet their workforce needs, and strategies that stakeholders can use to develop and sustain a strong and successful workforce.
Through a variety of delivery methods, the Wood Manufacturing Council makes products, services and information available to assist the sector, to attract the right skills and enhance the skills of their existing workforce