About Organic in Canada

In 2021, Canada was home to 7,300 certified organic operations, accounting for 3.3% of total operations.  Of these operations, Quebec was found to be the home to the largest number of organic operations across the country, followed by Saskatchewan. The total  number of certified organic producers in Canada had increased by 5.4% since 2019.  

In 2021, Canada's organic market was worth an estimated $6.5 billion, of which 80% is spent on certified organic foods and non-alcoholic beverages. Organic foods now make up 3.3% of total food sales, and on average Canadians spend $184 each week on organic grocery (COTA, 2013).

Canada Organic Trade Assoication, Quick Facts About Organic in Canada (Infographic, 2021)

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