Industry Facts & Resources

Canada is home to world leading manufacturers of foods, beverages and consumer products, who make significant contributions to the Canadian economy and Canadians’ quality of life.

The industry:

  • Is the largest employer in the manufacturing sector, employing almost 300,000 Canadians
  • Operates more than 6,000 manufacturing facilities in both urban and rural areas in every region in the country
  • Is the top contributor to GDP in the manufacturing sector (roughly $28 billion per year)
  • Works closely with Canada’s farmers and is the largest purchaser of Canadian agricultural output
  • Exports approximately 25% of shipments, 70% of which go to the United States
  • Contributed $32 million worth of food to food banks in Canada in 2014, which amounts to 58% of the total value of food raised

Below are some of the resources that FCPC has helped develop on behalf of our members and information of interest to consumers: 

Product Safety:

Health and Wellness:

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Food & Consumer Products of Canada is Canada's largest industry association representing the companies that manufacture and distribute the vast majority of food, beverage and consumer goods found on grocery store shelves. Our members provide jobs to almost 300,000 Canadians, and include small and large multinational and Canadian owned companies.
Food & Consumer Products of Canada
2700 Matheson Boulevard East, East Tower, Suite 602E
Mississauga, ON L4W 4V9
Tel: (416) 510-8024
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