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Labour Market Information - Food & Beverage Industry

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A run-down of the Canadian food and beverage industry.

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Labour Market Information - Food & Beverage Industry

  1. 1. FOOD PROCESSING HUMAN RESOURCES COUNCIL (FPHRC) LABOUR MARKET INFORMATION Canadian Food Processing Industry
  2. 2. The transformation of already processed ingredients or food products into other forms. Example: Grains are transformed into flours  flour is then used in other processing phases such as commercial bakeries, pasta making, cereal production, confectionery, etc. WHAT IS FOOD PROCESSING?
  3. 3. Grain & Oilseed 7, 200 employees 164 facilities Bakeries & Tortillas 37,625 employees 1,747 facilities Fruit & Vegetable Processing 19, 900 employees 371 facilities Seafood Processing 27,600 employees 681 facilities Dairy Processing 22, 200 employees 454 facilities Meat & Poultry Processing 68,000 employees 868 facilities Animal Food 9,400 employees 474 facilities Beverage Processing 28,500 employees 728 facilities Sugar & Confectionary 9.200 employees 260 facilities FOOD COMMODITIES Industry and Labour Market 3
  4. 4. TOP FOOD PROCESSING SUBSECTORS A Large Industry 4 04 Bakery and Tortilla Most establishments (27%); employs the 2nd most workers (41,000).01 Meat & Poultry 2nd largest number of establishments (13.5% Employs the most workers (68,000) 02 Fish and Seafood Canada’s top exporting commodities (80%)03 Beverage Significant grown in the winery industry in the past years; new craft breweries entered the industry too. Ready to eat and Other Products One of the largest subsectors 05
  5. 5. Employs 246,000 workers CANADIAN FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRY AT A GLANCE Consists of 6,500 businesses Responsible for $103.4 billion worth of shipments Contributes 2% of National GDP 90% of businesses have less than 100 employees Employs the most immigrant workers than any other sector 38 colleges & universities offering 94 programs Most important training topic for employers is Food Safety Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Overview of the Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food System—2009 (Ottawa: Author, 2009).
  6. 6. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN OUR INDUSTRY • Quality Control • Lab Technicians • Food Technologist • Auditors & Inspectors • Food Safety Managers • HACCP Professionals Food Safety • Machine Operators • Packing/Other Workers • Butchers • Fish Plant Workers • Sanitation Workers • Bakers Food Production • Food Scientists • Chemical Engineers • Researchers • Nutritionist • Chefs • Flavourists Product Development • Engineers • Mechanics • Plumbers • Electricians • Other maintenance worker Maintenance & Engineering • Admin Assistants • HR • Accounting • Sales & Marketing • IT • Finance Business & Administration • Buyers • Shippers/Receivers • Schedulers • Inventory Workers • Warehouse Workers • Distribution Manager Logistics, Supply-Chain, Inventory Diverse, At all Levels, Different Education Requirements 6 Defining the Competencies for Food Manufacturing
  7. 7. 7 British Columbia Alberta Saskatchewan Manitoba Ontario Québec Newfoundland and Labrador Prince Edward Island Nova Scotia New Brunswick 10.75% 8% 1.6% 3.5% 37.7% 25.6% 2.9% 1.1% 5.1% 3.7% Yukon Territory Northwest Territories Nunavut There are approximately 260,000 workers in Canada’s Food and Beverage Processing Industry Over 50% of WORKERS and Processing ESTABLISHMENTS are located in Ontario & Quebec DISTRIBUTION OF WORKERS
  8. 8. 13% 73% 14% Age Composition 15- 24 25- 54 55 + 69% 1% 28% 2% Language English Both French Neither ABOUT THE WORKERS
  9. 9. The average work week consists of 35.5 hours Average Hourly Earnings Employees paid on an hourly basis Employees receiving salary $18.62 $30.68 COMPENSATION & WAGES Highest Wages by Sector Lowest Wages by Sector Grain & Oilseed Bakeries & Tortilla Seafood
  10. 10. ARE IMMIGRANTS, OR 1 IN EVERY 4 WORKERS!27% 5,740 2.3% WORKERS WHOSE FIRST LANGUAGE IS NOT ENGLISH OR FRENCH Origin • MEXICO (13.7%) • OTHER LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN (20.5%) • EUROPEAN (14%), PHILIPPINES (12%) HIGHEST PROPORTION OF IMMIGRANT WORKERS, MORE THAN 40% BC AB ON IMMIGRATION The Food and beverage processing industry has more immigrant workers than any other industry in Canada. Industry and Labour Market 10
  11. 11. Other Industries Jobs Food Manufacturing Jobs Quality Control, HACCP Professional, Auditor Laboratory Technicians for Food Safety Production, Plant, Maintenance Manager Sanitation Workers Food Machine Operators Front Line Workers (assemble, packing) Butcher, Bakers, Cheesemakers Veterinarian, Agriculture/Live stock Worker Environmental Inspectors Environmental Biologists & Chemists Pharmaceutical Lab Technicians OPPORTUNITIES FOR NEW IMMIGRANTS IN OUR INDUSTRY Entrepreneurs Owners of Food Processing Businesses Food Service Chefs Chefs for Food Products Development Chemical, Mechanical, Process Engineers Food Retail Workers Millwright, Plumber, Electrician, Mechanic Transferable Jobs Increasing Pool of Workers with Right Skills 11
  12. 12. JOBS IN DEMAND 40% General Labour Positions • Production workers, line workers, general labour • Packaging & Sanitation 13.2% Skilled Workers and Operators • Butchers, Meat Cutters • Bakers • Blenders 10.2% Post-Secondary Professionals • Food scientists • Researchers & Product developers • Engineers and Plant managers An estimated 23,000 workers will be needed in the next 3 years
  13. 13. INDUSTRY SKILLS MOST IN DEMAND Equipment & Machine Operation 13 Food Safety Skills Health & Safety Training Problem Solving Essential Skills
  14. 14. DO YOU SEE YOURSELF WORKING HERE? Contact us for more information: JENNEFER GRIFFITH EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FOOD PROCESSING HUMAN RESOURCES COUNCIL EMAIL: jgriffith@fphrc.ca TEL: 1-877-963-7472

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