GREAT FORESTRY IS GOOD FOR THE ECONOMY

Did you know one in every 18 jobs in New Brunswick is connected to the forest industry? Growing forests are key to a growing province and happy, healthy communities. That’s why J.D. Irving, Limited is committed to making the working forest work for everyone: customers, communities, local economies, wildlife and the environment.  

 

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NB

$2.8 Billion*

in Provincial Exports
(More than Agri-food & 
Mining combined) 
- Most forestry dependent
province in Canada

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$1.5 Billion*
in Provincial
Exports

 

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NB

of NB
Municipalities*

have at least one
forestry business

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78% of NB
municipalities
have at least 10 JDI
employees living
there

 

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NB

23,000*

Direct / Indirect
/ Induced Jobs in
New Brunswick –
1 in every 18 New
Brunswickers

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11,200*
Direct / Indirect
/ Induced Jobs in
New Brunswick

 

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NB

$1.4 B*

in employment
income (direct,
indirect and
induced)

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$809 M*
in employment
income (direct,
indirect and
induced)

 

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NB

$1.2 B*

in Capital Investment
between 2020
and 2023

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$816 M*
in Capital Investment
between 2020
and 2022

 

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NB

$458 M*

annually in
Provincial and
LocalTaxes + Royalties

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78% of NB
municipalities
annually in
Provincial and
Local Taxes + Royalties

The working forest works for communities  

Provincial tax revenue and royalties generate $458 million every year. That’s money that goes toward the cost of the things that matter most to New Brunswick families.

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$458 M

Provincial tax revenue and royalties

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175%

of all the provincial
funding for post-
secondary education
($261M)

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131%

Of the annual
operating budget of
the NB Department
of Transportation and
Infrastructure ($349M)

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75%

of the total salaries of all
secondary, elementary
and kindergarten school
teachers accross the province ($609M)

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144%

of the total salaries
of all physicians and
veterinarians in the
province ($316M)

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210%

of the NB Justice and
Public Safety budget
each year ($227M)

“I work and play
in this forest.
Ensuring it is
healthy and
productive is job one.


Caleb Waite
Harvesting Supervisor
Irving Woodlands
UNB/JDI Scholarship recipient

 
 

“The drive and energy of
the JDI team is a real
stand out.”

 

Cliff Gilson
Home Country:
South America

“Canadian nature and 

forests are beautiful. 

My work ensures 

their resilience.”

 

Jesus Jimenez

Laboratory Supervisor,
Maritime Innovation Lab
Home Country: Mexico

 

 
 

“JDI is actively working to keep
and grow the next generation
of NB talent. There is no better
example of a company always
willing to step up.”


Mary Butler, CEO, NBCC

“Forestry and forest
products have been
key drivers of our
local economy for
more than 50 years.


Marc Thorne, Mayor of Sussex

 

 

NB’s largest economic driver grows on trees

...and can do more!

 

A timber harvest objective supports economic growth

 

MORE JOBS | MORE REVENUE | MORE ROYALTIES

 

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