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CMC is an Ottawa based trade association that advocates on behalf of its members – meat packers and processors operating establishments licensed under the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations. 

With over 130 members, CMC is an internationally recognized voice that shapes the future of the meat industry in Canada by bringing over 95 years of expertise, influence and resources.

 

Meat industry at a glance

In 2017 Canada exported
$2.4 BILLION
of beef and veal to 61 countries
In 2017 Canada exported
$4 BILLION
of pork to 87 countries
A modest $100 million increase
in exports (red meat) results in
an almost equivalent increase in GDP of
$97 MILLION
In 2016 red meat consumption
and exports supported
288,000 JOBS
In 2016 $ 13.7 billion in GDP &
194,000 JOBS
were supported by
Canada’s Red Meat supply chain
CMC regular members include
54 companies
operating 186 federally regulated
establishment in Canada

EVENTS

May
04
2020

CMC AGM & Annual Conference

Monday, May 4, 2020. 8:00 am – Tuesday, May 5, 2020. 4:00 pm
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NEWS

Red Meat Industry Seeks Government Action Over China Situation

News Release, Thursday, September 5, 2019
September 5, 2019 (Ottawa, ON) The cost of the “temporary suspension” of Canadian pork and beef exports to China imposed on June 25 is approaching $100 million and the longer it continues, the greater the risk to Canadian jobs. As we enter the third month of

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AGRI-FOOD INDUSTRY GETS IMMIGRATION PILOT

News Release, Friday, July 12, 2019
Long-Awaited Labour Pilot Will Address Huge Employment Shortage in Meat Processing  Ottawa (ON) July 12, 2019 – Butchers are essential to our food supply and yet, often overlooked. Today, the federal government recognized our butchers and the huge labour shortage in meat processing by officially announcing

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MEAT EXPORTS TO CHINA TEMPORARILY CLOSED

News Release, Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Meat Exports to China Temporarily Closed Ottawa (ON) June 25th – The Canadian Meat Council (CMC) has been informed that China will temporarily stop accepting Canadian beef and pork product, effective this evening, due to a falsified export certificate. This document is now under investigation at

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AGRI-FOOD IMMIGRATION PILOT ANNOUNCED IN FEDERAL BUDGET

News Release, Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Long-Awaited Labour Pilot will Address Huge Employment Shortage in Meat Processing Ottawa (ON) March 19, 2019 –The Canadian Meat Council (CMC) applauds the Government of Canada for announcing today a three-year Agri-Food Immigration Pilot to bring in full-time, non-seasonal agriculture workers that will include a pathway

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CMC’s membership is an association of diverse engaged businesses who share a common goal – to make sure the meat industry continues to thrive and grow and continues to be THE BEST industry to work for in Canada LEARN MORE

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REGULAR
MEMBERS
83
ASSOCIATE
MEMBERS
2
RETAIL/FOOD SERVICE

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