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.

$18 billion

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


There are 471 dairy processing facilities in Canada.


Dairy processors in Canada support the milk production of over 10,000 dairy farms, here at home.


Canada’s dairy processing industry has seen a steady growth of its real gross domestic product (GDP) in the last 10 years (16% overall), with the majority of this growth (10%) created since 2015.