Agritech lives here

Ontario agriculture
and smart farming

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Largest in North America. Annual sales total more than $48 billion

18%

Of Ontario’s GDP by manufacturing industries, the province’s highest

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1.5B
Consumers across 51 countries through free trade agreements
1,500
Food manufacturers, and hundreds of innovative agri-food exporters
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Whether you want to expand your operations here or source some of the highest quality services and products in the world, Ontario is fertile ground for growth and success.

Ontario’s food and beverage manufacturing sector is the third largest in North America with manufacturing revenues of more than $48 billion. The sector has more than 3,000 establishments in the province, employing over 104,800 people, including global companies such as CocaCola, Nestle, Pepsico, Kellogg’s, Unilever and Kraft Heinz, and homegrown companies like Maple Leaf Foods, Dare Foods Limited and Weston Foods.

Ontario-based firms have access to superior, end-to-end supply chain solutions including processing, packaging, specialized storage and transportation, in addition to 3.6 million hectares of cropland growing over 230 agricultural commodities on 49,600 farms as of 2016. The province also boasts a concentration of academic institutions with specific expertise and infrastructure dedicated to agrifood and agritech research and development.

Competitive Costs

Ontario has some of the lowest corporate tax rates in North America while small and medium-sized manufacturers can save up to 50% on their after-tax R&D expenditures.

Talent

Some of the best and brightest minds choose to call Ontario their home. In fact, 70% of adults possess a post-secondary education a rate higher than any OECD country.

Diversity

Ontario has welcomed people from over 150 countries and over 200 languages are spoken here. Ontario also has a highly diversified economy with a wide array of industry sectors.

Access to Global Markets

Ontario benefits from free trade agreements with over 50 countries and is only a short distance from major US hubs and includes 4 international and 300 regional airports.

Geographically located for success

Access to global markets

Ontario enjoys a position in the heart of North America—a cultural epicentre next to some of the largest urban centres in the world. Your products can reach the $20 trillion U.S. market, with 142 million consumers fast and fresh, thanks to Ontario’s expansive transportation network that includes 4 international and 300 regional airports, 250,000 km of roads and highways, a dozen border crossings and the 6th most internationally connected airport in the world.

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Agritech and Smart farming in Ontario

Ontario Expertise
& leadership

From large cities to our smallest rural communities, thousands of food processing companies are flourishing in Ontario’s moderate, four-season climate.

  • Agriculture Analytics
  • AgriClean Technologies
  • Animal Health Science
  • Equipment Machinery
  • Crop Science
  • Plant Genetics
  • Ingredient Manufacturing
  • Argi-Based Life Science
  • Bio Products
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Interested in learning more about agritech in Ontario?

Join us for a discussion
on the future of Agritech

Feb 03

9:00 AM EST
7:30 PM IST

Discover the future of Agritech in Ontario

Join TBDC, OMAFRA, OCI and a panel of experts as they discuss the future Agritech, Smart Farming, and the opportunities in Ontario.