Our mission

The Quebec Forest Industry Council (QFIC) is a non-profit organization comprising members from various sectors of the industry. These include: 83 engaged in softwood lumber production, hardwood and pine sawmilling and veneer manufacturing, and engineered wood manufacturers; 11 in pulp, paper, paperboard and boards; plus more than 130 associate members.


The Quebec Forest Industry Council (QFIC) is the main voice of the forest industry in Quebec. The organization represents the interests of companies in the sectors of softwood and hardwood lumber, veneer, engineered wood manufacturers, pulp, paper, paperboard and boards. Thanks to its expertise and that of its partners, the QFIC provides support and direction to its members on issues concerning forestry and supply, the environment and energy, recognition of product quality, human resources, occupational health and safety, as well as monitoring of legal, economic, regulatory and market developments. Through its dealings with government departments and agencies, other players in the forestry sector, as well as the general public, the QFIC highlights the contribution of its members to socioeconomic development, the responsible use of natural resources, and sustainable forest management, and the environmental quality of products.


QFIC members are:

  • Lumber producers (softwood and hardwood)
  • Veneer manufacturers
  • Pulp, paper, paperboard and board producers
  • Packaging product makers
  • Wooden structure manufacturers (roof trusses, framing, engineered wood, etc.)
  • Prefabricated home manufacturers
  • Forest product exporters (North American and overseas markets)
  • Forest product wholesalers
  • Manufacturers of industrial equipment and accessories
  • Manufacturers of drying kiln equipment
  • Manufacturers of heavy machinery
  • Sawmill equipment and heavy machinery sellers and distributors
  • Chemical and oil industry companies
  • Financial institutions
  • Paragovernmental organizations
  • Professional service firms (insurance, accounting, law, environment, finance, forestry, training, research, certification, management, computing, engineering, marketing, drying, etc.)
  • Wood heat treatment facilities
  • Sector associations
  • Carriers
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