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Strong Roots in Canada

At a glance

  • Canadians first saw the Nestlé name on canned milk products imported from Europe in 1887
  • Manufacturing began in Canada in 1918 with the purchase of a small milk factory in Chesterville, Ontario. Four years later, the company was incorporated as Nestlé's Food Company of Canada Limited
  • Today, Nestlé in Canada employs approximately 3,200 people in over 18 manufacturing, sales and distribution sites across the country, with the home office located in North York, Ontario
  • Nestlé Canada Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nestlé S.A.
  • $293 million spent with Canadian suppliers
  • $56.2 million in annual dairy purchases
  • Nestlé in Canada’s annual sales in 2018 were approximately $2.6 billion

Our organization is grouped into key divisions, each charged with developing and marketing some of the country's best-known brands: Chocolate and ConfectioneryCoffee and BeveragesNestlé Professional, Ice cream and Frozen DessertsMeals, NutritionNestlé Waters, Nestlé Purina PetCare