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About the Industry



Ontario’s food and beverage processing (FBP) sector is the largest in Canada – accounting for 37% of the industry’s revenue in the country. The sector has more than 4,000 establishments in the province, employing over 95,000 people. More than 90% of its establishments employ fewer than 100 people and one quarter is located in rural communities.


There are several aspects that provide the Ontario food & beverage processing industry with a competitive advantage, including a rich agricultural base, a large consumer base, an educated workforce, adequate infrastructure, competitive costs, and a cluster of research and innovation opportunities in the sector.

To learn more about the industry download 2019 Ontario's Labour Market Information Report here