The number of Canadians working in the dairy processing sector.

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.


Across Canada, there are 474 dairy processing operations.


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.

8 billion

Litres of raw milk were transformed into the high quality dairy products Canadians enjoyed in 2015.