Canada invests in food processor expansion in Brampton

Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario

FedDev Ontario investment of $6 million for Toppits Foods Ltd. to expand and create 60 new jobs in Brampton

July 5, 2022 – Brampton, Ontario

The food and beverage processing industry is the second largest manufacturing industry in Canada, employing a significant number of Canadians. To maintain our competitiveness and support the resiliency of Canada’s food system and its workers, the Government of Canada is committed to investing in the growth and future-proofing of this sector.

Today, on behalf of the Honourable Helena Jaczek, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), Maninder Sidhu, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Member of Parliament for Brampton East, announced an investment of $6 million for Toppits Foods Ltd. to expand food processing capabilities, create 60 jobs for underrepresented and diverse Canadians in the Brampton region, and lay the foundation for future growth.

Toppits Foods is one of Canada’s top frozen food processors, supplying over 500 frozen, sustainably-sourced, seafood products to the food service, retail and manufacturing industries. With this investment, the company will expand production through the purchase and installation of new, automated, seafood processing and freezing equipment at its newly acquired facility in Brampton. This support will also enable Toppits Foods to integrate the manufacturing process of its seafood products, double domestic production capacity, grow revenues and significantly expand its customer base in both Canadian and U.S. markets.

Through the Jobs and Growth Fund, the Government of Canada is committed to helping businesses enhance competitiveness and create jobs to build a more inclusive economy. This includes investing in our food and beverage sector and strengthening regional supply chains that grow our economy.

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