About The Industry
Food and beverage processing in Ontario is a vibrant industry. Located in urban centres and rural regions across the province, the industry is made up of over 3,800 businesses from start-up to multi-national enterprises, producing all categories of food and beverage. With the majority of the production nourishing Ontario citizens, the processing industry is not only contributing to the provincial economy, but also to the health and wellness of Ontarians.The industry is a top performer directly employing over 130,000 Ontarians and generating over $42 billion in revenues.
Within the global marketplace, Ontario’s brand as a top-producing food- and drink-maker is equally strong. Ontario is home to the greatest concentration of food and beverage processing businesses in Canada, many of which export unique products into global markets.
Did you know that Ontario has over 17,000 acres of grapes (roughly the size of Cleveland, Ohio) and 175 registered wineries? Behind the scenes, a
As the food processing industry digitizes, facilities are introducing more automation, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, and machine learning. This opens up opportunities for qualified people
From small- and medium-sized family businesses to large corporations, there are more than 4,000 food processing businesses in Ontario, employing more than 120,000 people.Businesses in