Employment at the farm

Statistics about employment in Canadian dairy production and its economic impacts.

Dairy farm operators

2016
Dairy farm opeators* - 2016 Census of agriculture
Province Age
< 35
Age
35-44
Age
45-54
Age
> 55
Total
NL 5 10 10 20 45
PE 35 50 75 110 275
NS 45 60 105 145 360
NB 50 60 90 145 350
QC 1,535 1,825 2,875 3,190 9,425
ON 1,030 1,030 1,785 2,205 6,050
MB 55 90 160 165 470
SK 30 50 55 75 205
AB 115 130 210 290 750
BC 135 125 270 355 875
Canada 3,035 3,430 5,635 6,700 18,805

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2011
Dairy farm opeators* - 2011 Census of agriculture
Province Age
< 35
Age
35-44
Age
45-54
Age
> 55
Total
NL 10 15 25 20 60
PE 30 65 120 110 325
NS 50 75 155 130 420
NB 40 75 115 145 375
QC 1,820 2,200 4,105 2,830 10,955
ON 1,015 1,420 2,560 2,175 7,180
MB 80 120 225 175 605
SK 50 65 80 80 265
AB 125 160 325 250 865
BC 135 165 375 340 1,005
Canada 3,360 4,355 8,075 6,255 22,055

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2006
Dairy farm opeators* - 2006 Census of agriculture
Province Age
< 35
Age
35-44
Age
45-54
Age
> 55
Total
NL 5 15 15 20 55
PE 55 100 125 85 365
NS 60 115 165 150 490
NB 50 100 130 150 430
QC 1,875 3,750 4,205 2,710 12,540
ON 1,200 2,390 2,775 2,175 8,540
MB 115 250 270 185 820
SK 65 100 105 100 370
AB 145 280 390 240 1,055
BC 110 295 395 315 1,115
Canada 3,680 7,395 8,575 6,130 25,780

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Source: Statistics Canada
Calculation done by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Animal industry division, Market information section

Due to random rounding, the sum of individual values may not equal totals. For more information see Statistics Canada's explanation here.

* Refers to those persons responsible for the management decisions in operating an agricultural operation. These can be owners, tenants or hired managers of the agricultural operation, including those responsible for management decisions pertinent to particular aspects of the farm—planting, harvesting, raising animals, marketing and sales, and making capital purchases and other financial decisions. Not included are accountants, lawyers, veterinarians, crop advisors, herbicide consultants, and others who make recommendations affecting the agricultural operation but are not ultimately responsible for management decisions.