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China Economy, Construction & Lumber Shipments

February economic highlights: 

China has lowered its expectation for economic growth to around 6.5% in 2017 which is still in line with analyst predictions.
The budget deficit target is at 3% of GDP in 2017, while the target for China… more

Canada Wood Group Impact Report

The Canada Wood Group (CWG) helps Canadian wood products manufacturers diversify and expand export opportunities in traditional and emerging markets.
Learn more about Canada Wood’s impact via this infographic report:
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Director’s Message

Work in the Shadows
Most of what is known and appreciated about Canada Wood activities and programming takes place in the open, often publicized and visible to industry. Frequently however crucial work takes place behind the scenes on… more

Chinese instructors attend 3 week carpentry program

UFV Trades, Chilliwack, BC. August 4-22, 2014
Nine Chinese instructors from trade schools across China along with seven building company representatives have completed the first week of their 3 week wood frame construction program at the… more

Korean Architects Visit Calgary, Canmore & Banff.

The Alberta government (ESRD), the Alberta Forest Products Association (AFPA), and Alberta woodworks welcomed twenty Korean designers and builders to Alberta on July 10 & 11, 2014. The Korean delegation visited eight projects in two… more

Greg Hoing Leaving Canada Wood

Deputy Managing Director of Canada Wood’s China operations Greg Hoing last week tendered his resignation, effective the end of April.   Greg will be moving on to work for Illinois Tool Works (ITW) in a management capacity as that firm… more

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Renewal of Federal Funding

Finance Minister Jim Flaherty’s budget on March 29th included a welcome renewal of $105 million over two years for programs related to expanding market opportunities.  The new Expanding Market Opportunities Program (EMOP) rolls up… more