Brewing Up New Jobs
Ontario Supporting 400 Jobs in Food Processing Sector
Ontario is helping a high-quality custom coffee roaster expand so it can take advantage of the growing market for single-serve coffee while creating and supporting more than 400 jobs.
A provincial investment of $5 million will help Club Coffee buy equipment and expand its Rexdale facility to accommodate new customized production lines for single-service coffee cups. The project will create more than 130 high-skilled jobs to complement the existing workforce of more than 300 and help the company to increase its North American market share.
Supporting the province's agri-food industry is part of the government's economic plan that is creating jobs for today and tomorrow. The comprehensive plan and its six priorities focus on Ontario's greatest strengths -- its people and strategic partnerships.
- Canadian single-serve hot beverage product sales, including coffee and tea, grew almost 70 per cent between 2012 and 2013, with sales close to $730 million.
- The province exports more than $390 million worth of tea and coffee each year.
- Ontario is home to Canada’s largest food and beverage processing sector, supporting 95,000 jobs and contributing more than $11 billion to the province’s GDP.
“Supporting businesses like Club Coffee plays to the strength of our food processing sector here in Ontario, which is a key driver of our economy. We are committed to working with companies like this because they have the vision and determination to seize new market opportunities and create good jobs for families.”
“The GTA is one of the top three food processing clusters in North America.This investment is not only good for Club Coffee, but for Ontario’s agri-food and manufacturing sector as a whole.”
“Our company’s goal is to be one of the leading high quality custom coffee roasters in North America. We have worked hard to focus on quality and innovation, and this investment from the Government of Ontario will help us continue to build on a long tradition and reach our goals.”