Susan Emon

Food and Beverage Canada welcomes new Chair Rosemary MacLellan, Gay Lea Foods

May 19, 2022 (OTTAWA) – Food and Beverage Canada (FBC-ABC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Rosemary MacLellan, VP, Strategy & Industry Affairs, Gay Lea Foods as its new Chair. FBC-ABC held its fifth Annual General Meeting and released its 2021-2022 Annual Report on May 17, 2022. FBC-ABC extends its deep appreciation to outgoing …

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Canada’s food and beverage manufacturing sector applauds the government for investments in labour in Budget 2022

For four months, the coalition of leading Canadian food and beverage manufacturing associations has been advocating for an Emergency Foreign Work Program, to secure relief for the sectors debilitating labour crisis. This past Monday, the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, announced a series of unprecedented changes to the …

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Strategic Plan announced to address labour and skills shortages in agriculture and food and beverage manufacturing

Labour and skills gaps are costing Canada’s agriculture and food manufacturing industries billions each year April 8, 2022 (OTTAWA) – The Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC), together with partners the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) and Food and Beverage Canada (FBC-ABC) have announced the launch of the National Workforce Strategic Plan for Agriculture and …

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Canada’s food manufacturers applaud adoption of industry’s emergency labour proposal

The coalition of leading Canadian food and beverage manufacturing associations and their members applaud the federal government for taking concrete action to address the debilitating labour crisis impacting Canada’s food supply. Changes to the Temporary Foreign Workers (TFW) Program announced by federal Minister Qualtrough today will provide some necessary short-term relief for Canadian companies, as …

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Food and Beverage Canada calls for a swift resolution to the Canadian Pacific Railway Labour Disruption

March 22, 2022 – Ottawa: Food and Beverage Canada (FBC-ABC), on behalf of Canada’s food and beverage manufacturing sector, is calling today for a swift resolution to the Canadian Pacific Railway Labour Disruption.  While we respect the collective bargaining process, Canada’s food system depends on a reliable transportation infrastructure to ensure that Canadians have access …

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Food and Beverage Canada – Aliments et boissons Canada submits to the Department of Finance’s consultations in advance of Federal Budget 2022

Ottawa, March 9, 2022 – Food and Beverage Canada – Aliments et boissons Canada is pleased to have had the opportunity to participate in the Department of Finance’s consultations in advance of Federal Budget 2022. Throughout COVID-19, Canada’s food and beverage manufacturers, as part of this country’s critical infrastructure, continued to operate, guaranteeing Canadians had …

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Food and Beverage Associations Present Revised Emergency Foreign Worker Program Proposal

Food and beverage is Canada’s largest manufacturing employer with almost 300,000 workers. The industry is currently facing a debilitating workforce crisis, with companies reporting vacancy rates of over 20%. The inability to secure a strong and stable workforce is impacting food security and economic recovery and is undermining our ability to support a domestic agriculture …

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Why action is needed now on the labour crisis impacting Canada’s food sector!

FOOD AND BEVERAGE MANUFACTURING EMERGENCY FOREIGN WORKER PROGRAM The Problem Food and beverage is Canada’s largest manufacturing employer, with almost 300,000 workers. The industry is facing a debilitating workforce crisis, with companies across the country reporting vacancies of 20% and more. Food and beverage manufacturing was already experiencing labour challenges prior to COVID-19, but the …

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Canada must act now to address the labour shortage and protect the food supply

Ottawa, December 16, 2021 – Today, the federal government has shown it has heard the pleas of the food and beverage manufacturing industry and understands the urgency of the debilitating workforce crisis crippling businesses across Canada. The mandate letters issued to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and …

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Canada’s food and beverage manufacturers call for action to address labour shortages in today’s Fall Economic Statement

Ottawa, December 14, 2021 – Canada’s leading food and beverage manufacturing associations are calling on the Minister of Finance, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, to announce measures to address the debilitating workforce crisis being faced by food and beverage manufacturers across the country. Food and Beverage Canada, Le Conseil de la transformation alimentaire du Québec (CTAQ), …

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