About Ontario’s Food and Beverage Processing Industry
About Food and Beverage Ontario
Food and Beverage Ontario is the non-profit leadership organization for food and beverage processors across the province. Governed by an industry-led Board of Directors, Food and Beverage Ontario advocates for a robust business environment to ensure Canada continues to be a global leader in safe, premium food and beverage production for consumers at home and abroad.
Food and Beverage Ontario created CareersNOW! in 2020 to connect jobseekers and students with employers for career opportunities and advancement. This workforce development initiative has become a resounding success thanks to support from the Province of Ontario’s Skills Development Fund and project partners — Food, Health and Consumer Products of Canada, Ontario Native Education Counselling Association, Meat & Poultry Ontario, Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium, FoodGrads, Careers in Food, Discover Ability Network, Ontario Chamber of Commerce, Magnet, Food Processing Skills Canada, Niagara College, Richard Ivey School of Business, and the University of Guelph – Experiential Learning Hub.
Workforce Diversity & Demographics
Hiring People with Disabilities
Connecting with Indigenous People
To engage with Indigenous People on careers in the food and beverage processing industry and share the potential for food entrepreneurship, CareersNOW! has partnered with the Ontario Native Education Counselling Association. This organization of First Nation Education Counsellors recognizes that the development of Native communities requires specific tools and programs and the partnership with CareersNOW! is based on this foundation.