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food and beverage
manufacturing businesses
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communities across Canada.

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Food and Beverage Canada welcomes recommendations of the House of Commons Committee on Finance in advance of Federal Budget 2024

Ottawa, February 27, 2024 – Food and Beverage Canada (FBC-ABC) welcomes the recommendations of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance to the Minister of Finance, in advance of Federal Budget 2024, tabled yesterday in Parliament. In their report entitled “Shaping our Economic Future: Canadian Priorities”, the members of the House Finance Committee echoed […]

Food and Beverage Canada Celebrates the Success of its Board of Directors Meeting and Annual Policy Event

OTTAWA, February 13, 2024 – Food and Beverage Canada (FBC-ABC), the national industry association for Canada’s domestic food and beverage manufacturing industry, is proud to announce the successful conclusion of its recent Board of Directors meeting and the much-anticipated annual policy breakfast. This event underscored the organization’s commitment to fostering collaboration within the agri-food sector. […]

Investing in Canada’s Food and Beverage Manufacturing Sector: Recommendations Submitted for the 2024 Federal Budget

Ottawa, February 12, 2024 – With nearly 8,000 food and beverage manufacturers dispersed across the country, the majority small and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs), this sector plays a pivotal role in our nation’s economic landscape. As Canada’s second-largest manufacturing sector and the largest manufacturing employer, food and beverage manufacturers are strategically positioned at the heart of […]

Food and Beverage Canada Submits Recommendations to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration on Work Permits and the Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Ottawa, January 23, 2024 – Food and Beverage Canada – Aliments et boissons Canada (FBC-ABC) is pleased to share its submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration, as part of the Committee’s study on Open Work Permits and the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. In our submission, we emphasize the critical […]

Food and Beverage Canada and Provincial Associations Conclude Successful Time in Ottawa

Ottawa, November 28 – Food and Beverage Canada (FBC-ABC), alongside Canada’s provincial and regional food and beverage manufacturing associations marked the culmination of a highly productive day in the nation’s capital by demonstrating a shared commitment to advancing the interests of Canada’s dynamic food and beverage manufacturing sector. The day kicked off with a roundtable […]

Food and Beverage Canada welcomes extension of off-campus work hours for international students

Ottawa, December 7, 2023 – Food and Beverage Canada – Aliments et boissons Canada (FBC-ABC) applauds the recent announcement by the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, extending the waiver on the 20-hour-per-week limit for off-campus work hours for international students until April 30, 2024. “We are encouraged by the government’s decision to extend the […]

Food and Beverage Canada and Baking Association of Canada Unite to Address Rogers Sugar Labour Dispute, Issue a Call for a Plan to Protect Canada’s Food System

Ottawa, November 24, 2023 – Food and Beverage Canada (FBC-ABC) and the Baking Association of Canada together express deep concerns regarding the ongoing labour dispute at the Rogers (Lantic) sugar refinery in Vancouver. The resulting shortage of raw sugar supplies in Western Canada is not only impacting the local economy but poses a threat to […]

Food and Beverage Canada applauds Government’s extension of Workforce Solutions Roadmap

October 27, 2023 – OTTAWA: Food and Beverage Canada (FBC-ABC) welcomes the recent decision to extend the Workforce Solutions Roadmap, a move that brings much-needed relief to companies grappling with persistent labour shortages. This decision, especially the provision allowing food manufacturers to hire up to 30% of their workforce through the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, […]

Food and Beverage Canada urges swift resolution to the St. Lawrence Seaway strike, stresses vital need for long-term contingency planning

October 25, 2023 – OTTAWA: Food and Beverage Canada (FBC-ABC) urgently calls for an immediate resolution to the ongoing St. Lawrence Seaway strike. The ramifications of this disruption, combined with existing inflationary pressures, are placing immense strain on our industry’s ability to sustain a smooth and reliable food supply chain for all Canadians. The persistent […]

Food and Beverage Canada Applauds Minister Champagne’s Initiatives to Tackle Food Prices, Underscores the Need to Protect Canada’s Food and Beverage Manufacturers

October 5, 2023 (OTTAWA) – Food and Beverage Canada (FBC-ABC) appreciates the announcement today made by Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne on Ottawa’s strategy to help support industry combat food price inflation. In recognizing the complex nature of this issue, we echo the Minister’s sentiments that achieving price stabilization requires the engagement of every link of the […]