Farming in Canada: The Facts (40 Infographics)

Farming in Canada Facts Infographics

Farming in Canada is serious business! Like other natural resource sectors, the farming sector contributes massively to the livelihoods of Canadians in several direct and indirect ways.

For example, hundreds of thousands of farming jobs exist across the country. In turn, these workers supply the raw goods needed by the much larger Canadian food manufacturing and processing industries to create many of the agricultural products we see stocked on the shelves in our grocery stores.

With Canada having so much land area spanning multiple landscapes, it’s no wonder that Canadian farmers produce such a diversity of crops and livestock products. From blueberries and cranberries to beef and pork, we really are blessed with an abundance of natural resources.

And while we’re busy feeding ourselves and the world, farmers across Canada are intently focused on reducing their environmental footprint by taking up more eco-friendly practices. It’s a win-win-win situation for Canadian workers, our economy and the global environment when our agricultural sector is strong.

Here are several facts on farming in Canada coupled with infographics in no particular order. We encourage you to download and share them with whoever you'd like! Also see:

Canadian Farming Infographics: 41 Facts & Statistics

quebec farming facts - half of all Canadian-made cheese is made in Quebec

More than 52,000 people work in the agricultural sector in Quebec

Quebec is home to nearly 30,000 farms

Canada exports wheat to more than 70 countries worldwide

Canadian farmers grow 12% of the world's wheat supply

Canada is home to more than 50,000 farms that grow wheat as a main crop, land equivalent to the size of south korea

400 farms are found across newfoundland and labrador

Alberta egg farms produce over 780 million eggs every year

Alberta is home to more than 40,600 farms across the province

Alberta is home to nearly 500 milk producing dairy farms

Canada grows more than 125 different fruit and vegetable crops across the country

Canada is home to 60,000 farms and ranches with cattle

Canada is home to 855 different species of native bees, which help pollinate Canadian crops across the country

Canada is home to more than 43,000 canola farms across the country

Canada is home to nearly 11,800 beekeeper facilities, which help pollinate our crops

Canada was home to 193,500 farms across the country in 2016

Canada's agriculture and agri-food sector added 143 billion dollars to the Canadian economy in 2018

Canada's agriculture exports to the U.S. were valued at 34 billion dollars in 2018

Canada's beef industry supports 228,000 jobs across the country

Canada's canola industry adds 30 billion dollars to the economy every year

Canadian canola farmers are global leaders in reducing GHG emissions

farming and aquaculture in Nova Scotia Facts - Jobs in Agri-Food Sector

Farmland accounts for 42 percent of Prince Edward Island's land surface area

Farmland covered 64 million hectares of land across Canada in 2018

Honeybees add 3.2 billion dollars to the Canadian economy every year through crop pollination

Manitoba is home to nearly 15,000 farms across the province

Manitoba is home to nearly 600 pork farms across the province, with 5,000 pigs on average per farm

Nearly 23,200 people are employed by farming across Manitoba

New Brunswick was home to more than 1850 farms across the province in 2021

Newfoundland and Labrador was home to 11,400 cattle in 2020

one in eight jobs in Canada are in the agriculture or agri-food sectors

Ontario is home to more than 2,500 bee farms across the province

Ontario is home to nearly 50,000 farms, which grow over 200 different drops

Ontario's agri-food sector supports more than 860,000 jobs

over 207,000 people are employed by the canola sector in Canada

Saskatchewan accounts for nearly a quarter of Canada's agri-food exports

Saskatchewan is home to 34,500 farms, and is known as the breafdbasket of Canada

Saskatchewan is home to 40 percent of Canada's cultivated farmland

The Canadian beef industry adds 22 billion dollars to the economy every year

The dairy sector accounted for 38% of farm revenues in Newfoundland and Labrador in 2020

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