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BC FOOD PROCESSORS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES FOODPROWEST
Featuring the “Product of the Year Pitch Competition”
VANCOUVER, BC - May 27, 2019 - BC Food Processors Association (BCFPA) is excited to announce their upcoming industry tradeshow and exhibition, FoodProWest on June 3, 2019, at the Parq Hotel and Casino in Vancouver. FoodProWest is a place to congregate, network and connect with buyers, retailers, customers and key industry players.
The BCFPA has partnered with the BC Government to bring in buyers from across Canada to give food and beverage...
Summer 2019 Process This! Magazine: Women Leaders has been published!
We strive for continuous improvement with our editorial for Process This ! including more member stories, and more contribution by contributing editors this year, including - 6.5 Consulting, Grant Thronton, MNP, and more.
Processor Members featured in this edition are:
Big Mountain Foods
The BC Ministry of Agriculture (“The Ministry”), in collaboration with industry and post-secondary institutions, is in the process of developing a BC Food Hub Network (“The Food Hub Network”). The creation of the Food Hub Network is part of the Ministry’s Feed BC mandate pillar. To guide the development of the Food Hub Network, the Ministry commissioned MNP LLP (“MNP”) to conduct a province-wide survey to identify the current needs, challenges and opportunities of BC food and beverage processors and those interested in entering the industry.
A total of 205 survey respondents...
Following is a highlight of Federal Budget 2019 announcements as they relate to the food and beverage manufacturing sector: LABOUR
Labour Pilot - To help the agri-food sector meet export targets and attract and retain needed labour, a 3-Year immigration pilot to bring in full-time, non-seasonal agricultural workers that will include a pathway to permanent residency (no further details provided).
Underrepresented Groups: $5.0 million over five years, starting in 2019–20, to Employment and Social Development Canada to develop a...