Food Processing Skills Canada

At Food Processing Skills Canada, our mission is to make certain that the Canadian food and beverage manufacturing sector is building an empowered and resilient workforce that is primed for growth. We create industry-driven programs for Canada’s 13,000+ food and beverage manufacturing establishments and the sector’s 300,000+ people so that businesses and individuals can achieve their goals.

It’s about making certain that Canadians, new immigrants, and temporary foreign workers have the training and confidence to successfully begin an exciting job or advance their career. It is also about ensuring employers and educators have the right resources to nurture talent and create the perfect learning environment.

Food Processing Skills Canada has been a leader in conducting general and subsector analysis of labour market information for the food and beverage manufacturing industry in Canada for many years. The insights have been vital to understanding the labour environment and designing solutions that support people and businesses.

Understanding Labour Market Information

Labour market information is the entry point for solving the urgent employment, training and upskilling requirements of the food and beverage manufacturing industry in Canada. There is simply no time to waste if the industry is to capture new market share around the globe. Add to this, the significant upside for Canada and Canadians through job creation and increased economic activity generated by successful businesses.

Latest research conducted by Food Processing Skills Canada has revealed a very serious issue for Canadian food and beverage manufacturers; it’s a fact — by 2025, food and beverage manufacturers will need about 55,000 more people or 20% of the existing workforce. And each vacancy is costing employers a remarkable $190 per day or an average daily industry loss of revenue of $8.5 million. This means thousands of quality jobs will be vacant and growth opportunities for the industry lost.

Labour market information identifies the challenges, but it also provides the guidance for creating new solutions.

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