As the voice for the fresh produce industry in Canada, CPMA collaborates with industry partners and all levels of government to resolve issues that impact the supply and distribution of fresh fruits and vegetables in Canada, including trade facilitation and standardization.

Some of CPMA's advocacy success stories include:

  • Introduction and adoption of Bill C-280, the Financial Protection for Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Farmers Act, by the House of Commons after decades of advocacy. Bill C-280 aims to establish a deemed trust, a vital financial protection mechanism for fresh produce sellers in Canada.
  • The Government taking into consideration CPMA’s recommendations such as including the National Supply Chain Strategy in Budget 2023, extending measures that allow increased access to temporary foreign workers to ease labour shortage within the industry, and more.
  • Development of the Canadian Grocery Code of Conduct in collaboration with industry partners.


As a CPMA member, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Benefit from CPMA’s ongoing engagement with the Government which enables you to market and sell fresh produce in Canada.
  • Attend our joint advocacy events where you will meet face-to-face with policymakers, key government officials, and industry leaders, and have your voice heard.
  • Take advantage of our guides designed to simplify business processes in Canada.
  • Receive timely communications on critical issues affecting the produce sector.
  • Contact our staff food safety expert, Jeff Hall, with any questions relating to food safety.
  • Benefit from two free product label reviews per year to support label compliance in Canada.
  • Sustain your business growth through the Half Your Plate program that aims to increase produce consumption.

CPMA continues to provide both industry members and the Government a platform to dialogue on a wide range of issues and initiatives that affect your business and the entire fresh produce industry including,

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