Since 1989, Food Producers of Canada has been the recognized and respected national voice for Canadian leaders, owners, and investors in food processing companies.
FPC is the Association leader in advocacy for Canadian food based companies, and our value chain members. FPC is the chosen leader in policy consultation, issue management and resolution, strategy, regulation, research, and business development.
The FPC ecosystem is broad and includes key members of the federal and provincial governments, academic partners and industry leaders. Join us today.
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Advocating for the food industry on policy and regulations which impact competitiveness and alleviate regulatory burden.
Rapid response on issues from dedicated professionals who are experienced business leaders.
Established and trusted for its long term vision for growth and prosperity of the food manufacturing sector.
Strong track record of success from a senior network.
Pro-active connections to the FPC ecosystem.
Actively pursuing market access and competitively priced inputs.
FPC is a thought leader which allows for a decisive, and long term vision on key files.
FPC provides leading edge counsel and strategy on key issues impacting Canadian investors and owners of food – based companies.
FPC held its Annual Conference on April 7th and 8th, 2021. This Year’s theme was Regulatory Reform and Economic Recovery. Stay tuned for our 2022 announcement!
About the industry
The Food and Beverage sector in Canada generates more than $112 Billion in production value, making it Canada’s second largest manufacturing industry. The industry’s 6,900 businesses directly employ more than 270,000 Canadians and represent more than 18% of the total manufacturing shipments in Canada. That’s larger than auto and aerospace sectors combined.
We proudly support and are actively working to achieve our sector’s goal of reaching $85 Billion in Agriculture exports by 2025
With a GDP of $28.5 billion, the food and beverage processing industry accounted for the largest share (16.4%) of the GDP of total manufacturing sector.
In 2016, the food and beverage processing industry’s share of total manufacturing employment increased to 17.3% from 17.1% in 2015, providing 256,456 jobs.
Canada’s food and beverage processing shipments totaled $112.4 billion in 2016, over half of which were from the meat, dairy, and beverage sub-industries.
Since 1992, the value of shipments of the food and beverage processing industry has consistently grown, except in 2005, reaching $112.4 billion in 2016.
Exports of processed food and beverage products to 192 countries and stood at $33.5 billion in 2016.
The industry’s 6,900 businesses are the largest manufacturing employer providing direct jobs for over 257,000 Canadians, employing more Canadians than the auto and aerospace industries combined.
The industry supplies 70% of all processed food and beverage products in Canada.