Canola in Canada is big business. From what we produce, 90% is destined for export markets. Furthermore, half of all vegetable oil consumed in Canada is canola oil. 

Market profile

  • Population: 37.2 million
  • Primary health concerns: Cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes

Consumption (2018)

  • Total vegetable oil: 1.48 million tonnes
  • Canola oil: 922,000 tonnes
  • Canola meal: 553,000 tonnes 

Market trends

  • Canola oil is the #1 edible oil for Canadian consumers.
  • Oil consumption has steadily increased over the past five years.

Economic benefits of canola

  • $26.7 billion of economic activity in Canada per year
  • 250,000 Canadian jobs