Canadian Agriculture – Agri-Business Helpful Links

March 20, 2013 | Jennifer Spencer

As a national group, we maintain contacts and links to agriculture and agri-business entities in Canada, from federal and provincial agencies, national marketing boards, industry councils, food inspection, to think tanks and some of the key reports on the Canadian industry.


Ministries of Agriculture

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada –

British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture –

Alberta Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development –

Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture –

Manitoba Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives –

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food –

Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation du Québec –

New Brunswick Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries –

Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture –

Prince Edward Island Department of Agriculture and Forestry –

Newfoundland & Labrador Department of Natural Resources, Agrifoods Agency –


Food Inspection Agencies

Canadian Food Inspection Agency –

See also provincial ministries of agriculture (above).

Note:  Restaurant and food service inspection across Canada is generally carried out by municipalities or regional health authorities.  If you need help identifying the correct regulator for your circumstances, please contact us.


National Marketing Boards

The broiler hatching egg, chicken, dairy, egg, and turkey industries operate under national supply management systems. These systems are controlled by national bodies and by provincial commodity marketing boards that have been delegated powers by federal and provincial governments.  These links are to the national organizations only:

Canadian Egg Marketing Agency –

Canadian Milk Supply Management Committee (Canadian Dairy Commission) –

Canadian Broiler Hatching Egg Marketing Agency –

Chicken Farmers of Canada –

Canadian Turkey Marketing Agency –


Industry Associations

Canadian Association of Farm Advisors –

Canadian Federation of Agriculture –

Alberta Food Processors Association –

BC Food Processors Association –

Alliance of Ontario Food Processors –

Ontario Agri Business Association –

Ontario Agri-Food Technologies –

Agri-Food Export Group Québec-Canada –

Le Conseil de la transformation agroalimentaire et des produits de consummation –

Saskatchewan Food Processors Association –


Canadian Agriculture / Agri-Food Research Institutes / Think Tanks

George Morris Centre –

Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute –

Canadian Agricultural Trade Policy and Competitiveness Research Network –


Recent Reports on Canadian Agriculture / Agri-business

Canada Year Book 2012: Agriculture (Statistics Canada) –

2011 Census of Agriculture (Statistics Canada) –

An Overview of the Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food System 2012 (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada) –

Medium Term Outlook for Canadian Agriculture (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada) –

Growing the Canadian Food Processing Sector: An Industry/Government Action Plan (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, 2010) –

Functional Foods and Natural Health Products (Invest in Canada, 2013) –


Comments or questions are welcome.


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