Canada investing in agri-food careers in wake of labour crunch

Amid the labour shortage that has plagued food production and processing, the governments of Canada and Ontario have announced they are investing up to $4 million to promote agri-food careers. A release says the investment will “help build a strong and competitive agri-food workforce that will ensure people can continue to access the safe and […]

Saskatchewan announces $3.2M in funding to the Global Institute for Food Security

Innovation Saskatchewan and the provincial Ministry of Agriculture have announced combined multi-year funding of $3.2 million to the Global Institute for Food Security and its new engineering biology centre at the University of Saskatchewan. This new centre will help attract investments and companies to the province’s agriculture and food sectors by reducing the capital needed […]

Pushing for a national agri-food sustainability index

A private–public coalition of 34 diverse partners is pushing for the creation of Canada’s first agri-food sustainability index. To that end, it has released the Business Case for Establishing the National Index on Agri-Food Performance. Sustainability has been a growing concern within foodservice, food manufacturing, and related industries for some years, but the conversation keeps on […]

Ontario launches online portal to support agri-food sector

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs announced on April 4, 2020, a new web portal aimed at connecting workers with employers looking to fill positions in the agri-food sector, which continues to face unprecedented impacts due to COVID-19. This new tool,, will help match workers with essential jobs and training resources throughout […]

Canada’s 15th SIAL international food show celebrated local and global flavours

Press Release The 15th edition of the international food and beverage trade show (SIAL Canada) and the equipment and technology section (SET Canada) took place from May 2-4 at Montreal’s Palais des Congrès, and have once again established themselves as the not-to-be-missed events for the Canada’s agri-food industry. With 1,068 exhibitors and brands from 51 countries […]