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Workforce development is about people and a love for skills.

At Food Processing Skills Canada, our mission is to make certain that the Canadian food and beverage manufacturing sector is building an empowered and resilient workforce that is primed for growth. We create industry-driven programs for Canada’s 13,000+ food and beverage manufacturing establishments and the sector’s 300,000+ people so that businesses and individuals can achieve their goals.

It’s about making certain that Canadians, new immigrants, and temporary foreign workers have the training and confidence to successfully begin an exciting job or advance their career. It is also about ensuring employers and educators have the right resources to nurture talent and create the perfect learning environment.

A resource packed with e-learning & downloadable tools on food safety, leadership, HR, business management, SOPs and onboarding for aspiring jobseekers and ambitious employees.

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Providing the very best labour market information and research for the Canadian food and beverage manufacturing industry with dynamic data & downloadable reports.

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Employer-driven program that's successfully training the Canadian food & beverage workforce with the latest technical and social emotional skills.

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FREE 24/7 access to career ladders, essential skills profiles, job descriptions, HR toolkits, occupational specific skills manuals and national occupational standards including cheese maker, sanitation worker and food safety supervisors.

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Streamlined access to college and university students for work-integrated learning & up to $7,000 per term in wage subsidies for Canadian food & beverage employers.

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Virtual reality, immersive training for students exploring new career opportunities and employees improving their skills through safe learning experiences.

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Solving English language literacy and proficiency skills for New Canadians and the immigrant workforce in Ontario with e-learning in 7 languages — Tagalog, Punjabi, French, Russian, Spanish, Chinese and English.

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Professionalizing the Canadian food & beverage workforce with Canadian Certified Industrial Meat Cutter Level 1 & Meat Professional Level 2, Canadian Certified HACCP Professional and more in queue.

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Upskilling seasonal, frontline & supervisor staff in Atlantic Canada with technical skills and Acahkos training that's supporting employee retention and a positive workplace culture.

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Enhancing on-farm and post-farm facility food safety for BC businesses with funding of up to $10,000 for farm operations and $20,000 for processor operations.

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Enhancing on-farm and post-farm facility food safety for BC businesses with funding of up to $10,000 for farm operations and $20,000 for processor operations.

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Canada's first industry & educator model identifying learning objectives and qualifications required for achieving professional success.

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Did you know?

Job vacancies are costing Canadian businesses $8.5 million every day in lost revenue.

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It's about the craft, the technique, and the passion.

We support food and beverage manufacturing businesses in developing skilled employees and creating exceptional workplaces.

It's about understanding the potential for business growth & career opportunities.

We provide the latest national, regional and qualitative labour market information so that you can make informed decisions.

Mike Timani

Chair, FPSC and President,
Fancy Pocket Corp.

“We understand that employers across the country are having difficulties in finding people for skilled positions and retaining employees. The programs we offer have been developed by industry professionals specifically for Canadian food and beverage manufacturing businesses — check out what’s available to support your business.”

Jennefer Griffith

Executive Director

“If you are an employer, jobseeker, student, educator or HR expert, we have a tool to support your workforce, skills training, and career development goals.”