British Columbia’s largest forestry companies have grown for two consecutive years but have not reached their 2019 employment peak, according to data collected on Business in Vancouver’s list of the biggest forestry companies in BC. In 2019, the average number of BC employees at the province’s top forestry companies rose to 1,105.8. The following year, the number of local employees fell 13.6 per cent to 955.8. Following that 2020 decline, average employment grew for two consecutive years: 5.2 per cent in 2021, followed by 3.3 per cent in 2022, to an average of 1,038.1. Median BC employment followed a similar trend as the average: A peak in 2019, a fall the following year and a slow recovery over 2021 and 2022. Despite recent growth, both average and median employment are down from where they were five years ago.