Getting Started

Launching your career in produce or searching for information on conducting business in Ontario, this is the place to start.

Conducting Business in Ontario

For the OPMA guide to importing fresh fruits and vegetables into Ontario click here. This is not the complete list of what you need to know, but it does provide information on some of the more important aspects of doing business in Ontario.

The organizations listed below provide important guidelines and requirements that are necessary for conducting business in Ontario and Canada as a whole.


When differences of opinion occur, the DRC provides the fruit and vegetable value chain with specialised consultation, mediation and arbitration services to resolve the issue in a timely and cost-effective manner.


The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is dedicated to safeguarding food, animals and plants, which enhances the health and well-being of Canada's people, environment and economy.


The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) provides destination inspections for buyers of shipped produce to provide an impartial inspection report for the resolution of buyer/seller disputes regarding the quality of fresh fruit and vegetables.


The Automated Import Reference System (AIRS) shows the import requirements for Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) regulated commodities.