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.
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Employers across Ontario, including companies in the food and beverage processing sector, need workers. Many companies are feeling the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and