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B.C.’s agrifood and seafood sector had 6,100 more employees in 2016 according to data from Statistics Canada.

The sector’s growth to 62,900 employees in 2016 follows B.C. agrifood and seafood companies’ record revenue of $13 billion, and record exports of $3.5 billion in 2015.

The Statistics Canada numbers indicate 2,200 more British Columbians have jobs in primary agriculture like farming and ranching than a year ago, and 3,900 more have jobs with B.C.’s growing value-added processing companies. Stats-Can data suggests the growth follows a period of stability in the sector...

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NEWS RELEASE For immediate release: November 2, 2016

BC Food Processors Association announces release of BC Food & Beverage Processing Industry Economic Impact Study.

Langley, BC - The BC Food Processors Association (BCFPA) has released a report highlighting the significant financial impact that food and beverage processors provide to BC’s economy. The report - carried out by MNP - provides an economic impact assessment as well as an analysis of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats to the BC food and beverage processing industry. This study was funded by the...

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Vancouver, BC - BC’s best of the best in the food processing industry were honoured on May 19th at the FoodProWest 2016 Awards Gala.

More than 375 of BC’s top food processors and industry leaders came together to honour their colleagues at the prestigious Gala Dinner hosted by the BC Food Processors Association.

Sun Rype Products Ltd joins Nature’s Path, Olympic Dairy, Pacific Coast Fruit Products, Gizella’s Pastry, Vanderpol Food Group, Avalon Dairy Ltd., Purdy’s Chocolates and Freybe Gourmet Foods in the BC Food Processor’s Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame Award...

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Langley, BC - October 16, 2015. The BC Food Processors Association (BCFPA) is pleased that the 12 members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) have successfully concluded negotiations on a historic free trade agreement this past week, but remains cautiously optimistic until more details of the Agreement and its implications for food and beverage manufacturers are understood. Full details of the Agreement are yet to be released to the public.

“While we feel that the TPP could help to fuel BC’s Food, Beverage and Natural Health Products Processing sectors by reducing regulatory...

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Vancouver, BC – Today a group of industry associations have agreed to form a partnership – the Alliance for Manufacturing in BC - in order to raise the profile of manufacturing in British Columbia, provide a greater understanding of the role manufacturing plays in the provincial economy, showcase career opportunities and address shared competitiveness issues.

Manufacturing is a significant contributor to BC’s economy yet it is often overlooked in favour of the stereotypical image of the province’s economy – forestry, mining, film, digital media and tourism. Manufacturing provides...

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