Food Processing


Food Processing

Ontario is North America's second largest food processing region with over 3,000 food and beverage companies, 97,000 workers and $39 Billion in revenue. 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 use to grow over 230 agricultural products.

The Oxford Connection is located within the most fertile farmbelt in Canada and lies close to the center of Canada's food and beverage industry. Its rich soil and rolling landscape have welcomed many generations of food producers and nurtured a strong local food industry making it an important sector in the regional economy.

New and Growing Markets

The markets for Ontario agri-food are growing. Local demand for end-consumer products is extensive with Oxford County's farmers helping to feed a province of more than 14 million people. Canada’s largest consumer market, the Greater Toronto Area, lies just 1 hour away.

Benefiting from duty-free access to NAFTA markets, Ontario exports nearly $10 billion annually in agri-food. Canada's latest free trade agreement with the European Union (CETA) makes the province an ideal location to serve customers around the world.

Oxford Quick Facts

Population 121,781
Land Area 2,039 km2
Private Dwellings 45,350
Median Family Income $72,294
Distances to Major Market Areas
Kitchener/Waterloo 68 km
Hamilton 78 km
Buffalo 154 km
Toronto 163 km
Detroit 253 km
Ottawa 538 km
Montreal 673 km
Chicago 696 km
New York 851 km
Distances to U.S. Border
Sarnia/Port Huron 154 km
Windsor/Detroit 220 km
Fort Erie/Buffalo 220 km