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Economic Contribution of the Primary Forest Products Industry to Northwestern Ontario


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Appendices

Commissioned by The Northwest Forest Network

December 1999

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Attribution List

Data sources referenced in this study include:

Northwest Forest Network 1997 and 1999 Regional Industry Survey Respondents, including:

Abitibi-Consolidated
Buchanan Forest Products         
Bowater Norampac
Devlin Timber
Fort-James Marathon
Ignace Saw
Kenora Forest Products
Long Lac Wood Industries
Manitou Forest Products
Multiply (MacMillan Bloedel)
Norampac
Port Arthur Lumber
Marathon Proboard
Thunder Bay Packaging
Voyageur Panel
Weyerhaeuser

Statistics Canada published data, including:

  • 1996 Census
  • 1996 Taxfiler Data
  • Employment Earnings and Hours, 1997

Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources publications, including:

  • An Assessment of Ontario's Forest Resources, 1996
  • Timber Supply and Community Socio-Economic Sustainability, Ontario
    (Hardy Stevenson and Associates Ltd, October 1996)
  • The Economic Impact of Lumber in Ontario and Regions, March 1994

PriceWaterhouseCoopers publications:

  • The Primary Forest Products Industry in Ontario, 1996, 1997 & 1998
  • The Forest Industry in Canada, 1996 & 1998

Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Trade & Tourism publications, including:

  • Economic Profiles of Selected Northern Industries, June 1997
  • An Economic Profile of Tourism in Northwestern Ontario 1996 (January 1998)

The Ontario Forest Industries Association publication:

  • Status Report on Ontario's Forest Industry, July 1997

The Ontario Mining Association/Ernst & Young publication:

  • The Economic and Fiscal Contribution of the Mining Industry in Ontario, October 1996



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Forest Industry (FPI)
Employment Impact by Selected Community/Community Group

Community/Community Group (Excludes Unincorporated Communities/Areas)

Approx. Pop. (1996)

Estimated Eidrect FPI Jobs

Assumed DIIM

Total FPI DII Jobs FTE

Total Jobs All Industries

 Percent FPI/ ALL

Beardmore/Geraldton/ Longlac/Nakina/area

5,800

1,150

1.9

2,190

2,560

86%

 Dryden

8,000

1,130

2.2

2,490

3,530

71%

Terrace Bay/Schreiber

4,110

650

1.9

1,240

1,815

68%

Red Rock/Nipigon/Dorion

3,940

560

1.9

1,060

1,740

61%

Atikokan

4,045

580

1.8

1,040

1,785

58%

Sioux Lookout/Hudson

4,000

480

1.8

860

1,765

49%

Fort Frances/Emo/ Barwick/Rainy River

12,055

1,100

2.2

2,420

5,320

45%

Ignace

1,800

175

1.7

300

795

38%

Kenora/Keewatin/ Jaffray Melick

16,400

1,190

2.2

2,620

7,240

36%

Thunder Bay/environs

124,000

5,515

2.6

14,390

54,720

26%

Marathon/Manitouwadge

8,200

480

1.8

860

3,620

24%

Ear Falls/Red Lake/ Golden

5,700

360

1.7

610

2,515

24%


Notes: The above data was generated through review of Census Canada data, and the 1999 NWFN Regional Industry Survey results. Data should be viewed as approximate, indicating order of magnitude only.

DIIM = Direct, Indirect & Induced (Employment) Multiplier.
FTE = Full Time Employment

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