The meat industry is the largest component of Canada’s food processing sector. With annual sales surpassing $30 billion and red meat exports at $9.5 billion, over 194,000 (in 2016) jobs were supported by Canada’s red meat supply chain in both rural and urban locations from coast to coast.

Founded a century ago, CMC represents Canada’s federally registered meat packers, meat processors and suppliers of good and services to the meat industry.

CMC provides evidence-based advocacy on behalf of its members and works to secure and improve Canada’s global meat competitiveness. CMC also promotes a balanced diet, which includes high-quality and nutritious Canadian meat.

 

OUR VISION

Canada is trusted as a world leader in the provision of safe and wholesome meat.

OUR MISSION

The Canadian Meat Council advocates for the needs of its members to secure and improve Canada’s global meat competitiveness.

 

THE CANADIAN MEAT COUNCIL IS FOCUSED ON FOUR KEY PRIORITIES:

Trade Support

Competitive access for Canadian meat within Canada and to every market of export interest in the world.

Regulatory Context

An internationally competitive regulatory framework enabling and encouraging the Canadian meat industry to continue to achieve the highest levels of food safety.

Member Services

A growing and sustainable member base fueled by value added activities.