Food Processing Skills Canada Membership

Employer, employee and job seeker skills training is our specialty at Food Processing Skills Canada and we are pleased to offer Canadian businesses an extra benefit as part of SWPP+.

We have added a suite of e-courses to assist employers and students to prepare for a successful work placement and the start of a rewarding career. This training is available at no cost. Enjoy!

Information and registration will be updated soon.

Your leader in skills development.

A remarkable 1 in 8 Canadians are employed in the Canadian food and beverage manufacturing industry. When you think of businesses in this industry that are located across the country, think of the dedicated and skilled individuals that make certain food is produced with the highest safety and quality. It is easy to understand why Canada’s food and beverage sector is a leader around the globe. At Food Processing Skills Canada, it is our job to support people with the best skills development and training. We focus on businesses by providing labour market analysis, funding support, e-learning, and certification. And with our Learning & Recognition Framework – the first of its kind in Canada– curriculum, courses and accreditation will become aligned.

Join us in professionalizing an extraordinary industry.

"An organization's ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage"

Jack Welch
late CEO of GE (1981-2001)

Our Methodology: The Learning & Recognition Framework

Our Learning & Recognition Framework (LRF) is a documented model that clearly defines each and every qualification (e.g. certificate) included within a comprehensive structure. It provides a hierarchy of recognition/qualifications, e.g. levels.

While no national governmentally administered qualifications exist for the food industry in Canada, FPSC has identified a need to clearly articulate the recognition levels within the food industry.


Learning and Recognition Framework

Food Processing Skills Canada’s Learning and Recognition Framework is an atypical national qualifications framework in that it is not tied to designations such as diploma or degree, but has instead organized the nationally-validated food industry competencies into a logical structure with a training focus easing understanding for employers, new hires and jobseekers. The framework includes levels customized to the food and beverage processing industry, and includes several credentials at the lower levels – micro credentials!

Employer Funding

SWPP+ provides post-secondary students with work opportunities related to their field of study and offers them the opportunity to use their academic knowledge in the workplace.


SWPP+ brings together employers, students and post-secondary school stakeholders to create quality work-integrated learning (WIL) opportunities.

As a community of 7,600 employers across Canada, shifting perceptions of our industry and attracting the next generation of leaders becomes possible when engaging with students directly in the workplace.

And the time is right! By 2025, Food Processing Skills Canada estimates the hiring requirement will be as high as 56,000 new people or about 20% of the existing workforce for the industry to continue to grow.