CareersNOW! is Food and Beverage Ontario’s new workforce development initiative for Ontario’s food and beverage processing industry.
Ontario’s food and beverage processing industry is the largest manufacturing sector employer in the province. Yes, that’s right. This industry which is made up of about 4,000 business, mostly small to medium-sized operations with less than 100 employees, directly employs 125,000 people. The people of these businesses are food scientists, skilled trades professionals, bakers, cheese makers, quality assurance specialists and production leads just to name a few.
Food and beverage processing is a vital and essential industry that has proven its resilience and commitment during the Covid-19 global pandemic — after all everyone needs to eat and it is something we enjoy together with our families and as a community.
However, this industry also has a challenge. By 2025, it is estimated that there will be an employment gap of about 25,000 people. That’s a lot of jobs demanding a variety of skill sets available to Ontarians and newcomers to Canada.
To connect with jobseekers and youth planning for their future careers, Food and Beverage Ontario has launched CareersNOW!
This new initiative shares information on the industry and employment resources with Taste Your Future and Frontline Food Facts. And when it is time for jobseekers to explore career options and employers to post jobs we have launched CareersNOW! Jobseeker and CareersNOW! Employer.
The best way to get involved is to join our community!