The agriculture industry in Manitoba is thriving and accounts for approximately 12 per cent of Canada's primary agricultural production each year. According to Economic Development Winnipeg, cutting-edge research by an impressive network of world-leading food research and development entities has strengthened Winnipeg’s position as a leader in the industry. Winnipeg is famous for the development of canola at the University of Manitoba. The university today is home to an Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada research centre, the Monsanto Crop Development Centre, and the Richardson Centre for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals. And while, commodity markets like grain and livestock are substantially mature, extraordinary potential for growth exists with functional foods, biocomposites and biofuels. R&D efforts are fertilizing innovative new products for the agri-food and fibre industries, for value-added food processing firms, for manufacturing and technology companies, and for life sciences and biotech industries.
The agribusiness sector includes farm equipment manufacturers, transportation and logistics firms, food processing companies and agri-marketing organizations. Within these sectors are opportunities for every business function including administration, marketing, sales, accounting, etc. The food processing industry in Winnipeg employs almost 6,500 workers and is home to more than 170 food and beverage product manufacturers.
Associations / Sector Councils
For more information about career opportunities in the Agriculture sector, as well as education and training, we encourage you to visit the websites below where you will discover more about this industry and what it has to offer.
Food & Beverage Manitoba
Manitoba Environmental Industries Association (MEIA)