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The Business Development Branch at the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) acknowledges all those individuals who worked on putting this resource together, both in the Ontario Public Service and in the food manufacturing sector in Ontario.


Ontario’s food and beverage sector accounts for over 30% of the overall agri-food sector’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) (farm, wholesale and retail).

Major subsectors include grain and oilseed, sugar and confectionary, fruit and vegetable, dairy product, meat product, bakeries and tortilla, snack food, seasoning and dressing, soft drink and ice, breweries, wineries and cannabis.

This book provides up-to-date profiles of Ontario’s food and beverage sectors, including:

  • performance
  • leading companies within each sector
  • key indicators
  • highlights
  • investment activities and trends

The profiles are sorted using the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes.