Canadian Wine and Grape Industry
released March 2013
The Canadian Wine Industry's $6.8 billion economic impact is a significant driver to the Canadian economy.
For every bottle of wine produced in Canada, approximately $31 of domestic economic impact is generated.
The Ontario Wine Industry generates $3.3 billion in economic impact , BC $2.0 billion , Quebec $805 million and $196 million in Nova Scotia. An additional $459 million is generated elsewhere in Canada.
More than 31,000 Canadians jobs are created in Canada as a result of the grape and wine industry.
The wine industry generates $1.2 billion in federal and provincial tax revenue and liquor board markup. In taxes alone, the industry contributes $879 million annually.
Canadians enjoy more than 1 billion glasses or 220 million bottles of wine produced by the Canadian wine industry each year.
Canada welcomes over 3,000,000 visitors every year through the wine economy, more than four times the number of visitors to the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
The Canadian Wine industry generates $1.2 billion in tourism and tourism employment related economic impact.
Canada's Wine Economy has 476 grape wineries and over 1,600 vineyards on more than 26,000 acres of land.
Wine consumption in Canada is growing faster than spirits and beer. Canadian wine industry sales represent only 30%of all wine sold across Canada providing a significant opportunity for growth.
Nova Scotia's wine and grape industry contributes almost $200 million annually to the provincial economy
Nova Scotia's wine and grape sector supports 854 full-time-equivalent jobs, provided more than numbers and demonstrated the industry's tremendous growth potential.
The report found that 100,000 tourists visited Nova Scotia wineries in 2011
About the Canadian Vintners Association
The Canadian Vintners Association (CVA) is the national voice of the Canadian Wine Industry representing more than 90% of annual wine production. CVA members are engaged in the entire wine value chain from grape growing, farm management, grape harvesting, research, wine production, bottling, retail sales and tourism. www.canadianvintners.com
About the Winery & Grower Alliance of Ontario
The Winery & Grower Alliance of Ontario (WGAO) is a trade association representing leading wineries and grape growers in the province. WGAO members represent some 85% of the wine produced in Ontario and purchase 85% of the grapes grown by independent grape growers. www.wgao.ca
About the British Columbia Wine Institute
Since 1990, the British Columbia Wine Institute (BCWI) has played a pivotal role in taking BC's wine industry from a vision to an internationally recognized niche region producing premium wines and providing quality wine tourism experiences. Representing 133 member wineries throughout the Province, the BCWI supports and markets the Wines of British Columbia (BC VQA), which gives consumers assurance they are buying a wine that is 100% from BC. www.winebc.com
About the Winery Association of Nova Scotia
The Winery Association of Nova Scotia (WANS) was formed in 2002 to represent the interests of wine producers in Nova Scotia, to serve as a voice for local industry and to promote the growth and development of Nova Scotia wines. www.winesofnovascotia.ca
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