Canada’s agriculture sector is a major part of the lives of many Canadians and their communities across the country. Not only does the sector feed us, but it adds massive value to the economy through billions of dollars worth of sales, exports and employment each year.
You’ll find many kinds of agricultural goods across Canada’s vast expanse. For example, highbush blueberries from British Columbia aren’t uncommon in grocery stores in Toronto. At the same time, you always see apples from Ontario on the shelves in Alberta. You’ll also find these products around the world as a result of trade with other nations.
When you take a look at the numbers, the importance of the agricultural industry becomes clear. For example, $110 billion is contributed by the sector to Canada’s gross domestic product (GDP) annually. That’s more than the entire national GDP of over 2/3rd’s of the world’s countries!
Here’s several other statistical facts on Canada’s agriculture sector that should give you an even better idea of just how important this industry is to our country.Read more