Dairy processors and employees in Canada

Overview of the dairy processors in Canada - 2020

Map of Canada reprensenting the number of dairy establishements in Canada
Federally Licensed Dairy Establishments
Year BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NL Total
2020 34 23 2 13 102 95 5 8 6 2 290
2019 33 23 2 14 100 87 4 7 6 1 277
2018 35 24 4 13 104 92 5 7 7 2 293
2017 33 23 2 13 101 89 4 7 6 1 279
2016 32 23 2 11 96 87 4 7 6 2 270
2015 33 22 1 11 96 87 5 8 6 2 271
2014 33 22 1 11 97 87 6 8 6 2 273
2013 32 23 1 14 96 90 6 8 6 2 278
2012 32 23 1 14 94 91 6 11 6 2 280
2011 33 23 1 13 94 86 6 11 6 2 275
2010 32 24 1 13 92 86 6 11 6 2 273
2009 31 25 1 13 93 82 6 12 6 2 271
2008 32 26 1 13 93 83 6 12 6 2 274
Provincially Licensed Dairy Establishments
Year BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NL Total
2020 25 11 3 4 60 106 3 7 4 1 224
2019 25 11 2 4 50 104 3 6 4 1 210
2018 30 11 2 4 60 109 3 6 4 1 230
2017 21 8 1 4 50 101 3 3 6 2 199
2016 28 8 [1] 1 2 43 106 4 3 5 1 201
2015 28 8 - 2 44 106 4 6 3 1 202
2014 26 7 - 1 44 105 4 7 3 1 198
2013 25 9 - 1 44 [2] 103 4 9 2 1 198
2012 21 8 - 1 44 103 4 4 2 1 188
2011 19 6 - 1 35 104 4 4 2 1 176
2010 18 6 - 1 32 104 4 2 2 1 170
2009 18 4 [3] - 1 25 108 [3] 4 6 2 1 169
2008 19 4 [3] - 2 27 108 [3] 4 4 2 3 173
Some dairy processors are provincially and federally licensed/registered. To avoid double counting some federal establishments are also provincially registered but not included in the provincial numbers. This calculation is believed to be accurate but is not warranted.
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[1] Data represents year 2015
[2] Data represents year 2012
[3] Data represents year 2007
Source: Canadian Food and Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Provincial Governments
Compiled by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Animal Industry Division, Market Information Section

Links to reports provided by Statistics Canada:

Employment in the Dairy Processing sector
Number of employees by North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) and type of employee, last 5 years.

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