Canada’s Food & Beverage Manufacturing Industry
Although food and beverage processing businesses are significant sources of employment in every province and territory, they are mostly concentrated in Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia.
11 sub-sectors make up Canada’s food and beverage manufacturing industry
The industry is divided into 11 sub-sectors, each processing a wide variety of products. Meat Product Manufacturing was the sub-sector with the largest workforce in 2020, employing 65,113 people, followed by Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing(46,691), Beverage Manufacturing (42,094) and Other Food Manufacturing (35,543). Cannabis Product Manufacturing had the smallest workforce (2,700),while Grain and Oilseed Milling employed 8,722 people.