Food and Beverage Canada congratulates The Honourable Carla Qualtrough on her appointment as Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion and The Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino on his appointment as Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Labour is the number one issue facing Canada’s food and beverage manufacturing sector today. The problem is expected to increase in the coming years, with industry projecting a shortfall of 65,000 full time employees by 2025. In addition, the primary agriculture sector is projecting a shortfall of 123,000 workers by 2029. Canada’s agri-food sector is facing a looming crisis.
We believe that industry and government have a shared goal – to ensure Canada has thriving agriculture and food and beverage manufacturing sectors. This will not occur unless the industry’s labour issues are addressed. Read our recommendations to the Ministers on how to address the food and beverage sector’s labour issues here.
FBC-ABC is a national association representing more than 1,500 food and beverage manufacturers from across Canada. FBC-ABC strives to support a strong business environment for our members and a robust food system for Canadians.