Forestry sector support

Forestry sector workers and businesses who are affected by the closure of the Northern Pulp mill can access government programs and services and get updates about transitioning to a strong, sustainable, inclusive, diversified and innovative forestry sector.

Support and transition programs

Programs are available for displaced workers, self-employed and small contractors, and others whose livelihoods will be affected.

Apply for emergency funding

Emergency funding can cover basic needs after you’re laid off and before other benefits are available.

Access job and retraining support

Programs and services are available to help you find a new job or get retrained.

Access programs for businesses

Short-term financing and other programs for forestry businesses are available.

Call if you need support

Workers and businesses who have questions or need help

Toll-free: 1-888-315-0110
Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:00pm

Workers who need emergency funding due to a lay-off

Toll-free: 1-833-424-8849

Professional counselling support and referral to related community resources, provided by Morneau Shepell

Toll-free: 1-866-885-6540
24 hours a day, seven days a week in both English and French

Help to find services and programs offered by local community groups, non-profits and government departments

Call or text 211
24 hours a day, seven days a week in both English and French

Forestry sector transition

Government is committed to growing an ecologically sustainable and globally competitive forestry industry. Learn more about moving the forestry sector forward.