For many years Schreiber’s economy has been heavily dependent on the forestry industry, especially the Terrace Bay Paper Mill. But thanks to diversification and regeneration the economic picture in Schreiber is very different today.
The forestry industry is still important to the local economy and accounts for a significant percentage of local and regional jobs. Other important employment sectors include transportation, tourism/hospitality, health and public services.
Schreiber continues to develop as a thriving transportation centre. Indeed the Canadian Pacific Railway is one of the largest employers in the area and many other sales and service businesses exist to support the local rail and road networks.
McCausland Hospital, the area’s main medical and health centre, is also right on Schreiber's doorstep. The 23 bed facility provides many permanent jobs to local residents in specialized health care fields, administration as well as housekeeping and maintenance. The JE Stokes Medical Clinic is also located in Schreiber town centre and is the headquarters for the North Shore Family Health Team.
Other major employers located within a 15 kilometre radius of the community are:
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