23,000

The number of Canadians working in the dairy processing sector, taking home an aggregate payroll of $1.2 billion.

When accounting both direct and indirect employment created by the dairy processing sector, that number increases to close to 211,000 jobs.

$17.7 billion

The amount contributed to the Canadian economy by the dairy processing sector.

471

There are 471 dairy processing facilities in Canada.

8.5 billion

In 2017, dairy processors purchased close to 9 billion litres of milk worth $7 billion from Canada’s dairy farmers across Canada.

16%

Dairy processing accounted for close to 16% of processing sales in the Canadian food and beverage manufacturing industry in 2016. It is the second-largest agri-food sector in Canada.