Jackets: Canada Goose 📈

Name: Canada Goose

Products: Jackets, parkas, vests, hats, gloves

Manufactured in: Toronto, Ontario and Winnipeg, Manitoba

Where to buy: Online, and at higher-end retailers pretty much everywhere

Website: canadagoose.com

Canadian owned: No (publicly traded on NYSE and TSX – more info below)

Canada Goose started life in 1957 as Metro Sportswear. They’ve stuck to their guns of manufacturing their products in Canada for many years, and their jackets are a favourite of people with lots of money all over the world. In all fairness, they are also stylish and extremely warm.

In 2013, Bain Capital, an investment firm based in Boston, purchased 70% of the company, under the condition that manufacturing would continue in Canada. In 2017, the company went public on the NYSE and TSX.


Food: Hawkins Cheezies 🍁

Name: Hawkins Cheezies

Products: Cheezies

Manufactured In: Canada

Where to buy: Sold across Canada

Website: www.cheezies.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

What can be more Canadian than aged cheddar cheese? Hawkins Cheezies proudly owns that right. They also own the right to the Cheezie® name, and have adorned it on their bright orange and white striped bags for over 50 years.

Clothing: Taigaworks 🍁

Name: Taigaworks

Product:  Outdoor Clothing & Active Wear; Equipment for Adventure Travel & Trekking; Hiking, Backpacking & Mountain Equipment; Survival Gear; Ski Wear; Cycle Shells and Boating Wear.

Manufactured in: Vancouver, BC

Where to buy: TAIGA WORKS
301 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC, Canada V5Y 1P8

Website: https://www.taigaworks.ca/

Canadian owned: Yes

TAIGA® outdoor equipment is designed & manufactured in their Vancouver, British Columbia plant. Their products include: Outdoor Clothing & Active Wear; Equipment for Adventure Travel & Trekking; Hiking, Backpacking & Mountain Equipment; Survival Gear; Ski Wear; Cycle Shells and Boating Wear.

Food: Gay Lea Foods 🍁

Name:Gay Lea Foods Co-operative Limited

Product: Butter, Nordica Cottage Cheese, Sour Cream, Real Whipped Cream, Longlife Aseptic – Soft Serve & Milkshake Mix, Fluids – UHT Milk & Cream, Cheese

Manufactured in: Ontario

Where to buy: Grocery stores,

Website: http://www.gaylea.com

Canadian owned: Yes

Gay Lea Foods is a leader in the Canadian dairy industry and the largest dairy co-operative in Ontario. Dedicated to innovation, the development of high quality products and growing the market for Canadian milk, we are 100% Canadian-owned, with members on more than 1,395 dairy farms in Ontario and Manitoba, and more than 4,295 producer and investor shareholders.

Homes: CedarCoast Timber Homes 🍁

Name: CedarCoast Timber Homes

Product:Timber Frame & Log Manufacturing for Cottages & Homes

Manufactured in: Ontario and British Columbia

Where to buy: 1848 Hwy 11, N. Gravenhurst, ON

Website: www.cedarcoasthomes.com

Canadian owned: Yes

CedarCoast Timber Homes was started in 1991. They design and hand cut timbers and logs for custom cottages and homes in Ontario. They also order Canadian-sourced complementary products to complete a shell building package such as Golden Windows (Kitchener, ON) and Canadian lumber.

Food: Sprague Foods Limited 🍁

Name: Sprague Foods Limited

Products: Soups, Beans, Specialty Beans, Baked Beans

Manufactured in: Belleville, Ontario

Where to buy: Costco, Select Metro, Farmboy, Sobey’s, No Frills, Local retailers

Website: spraguefoods.com

Canadian owned: Yes

Sprague Foods is a medium-sized Canadian cannery, preserving quality foods since 1925. They are regulated by the CFIA and FDA and are also BRC, Organic, and Kosher certified.

Sprague is one of the dozens of canneries that started up in Prince Edward County, Ontario, between 1882, when the first cannery opened, until the mid-1900s, when the local canning industry took a sharp downturn. Of the approximately 75 small independent canneries that once operated in the County, Sprague is the only cannery that survived. Sprague moved to their current location in Belleville in 1996.

Beverages: Bec Sodas 🍁

Name: Bec

Products: Sodas

Manufactured In: Quebec

Where to buy: Store finder – available in a variety of locations across the country


Canadian owned: Yes

Honestly, they had me at “sweetened with maple syrup”. Throw in organic and locally-sourced, and you have a winner. Though they seem to be most available around Montreal, a quick search showed they’re in some Whole Foods locations in Ontario.

Clothing: My Home Apparel 🍁

Name: My Home Apparel

Products: Clothing

Manufactured in: Truro, NS

Where to buy: Company website, variety of retailers

Website: myhomeapparel.com/

Canadian owned: Yes

We love this concept! My Home Apparel purchases most of their base clothing from Stanfield’s, then hand-prints provincially-themed designs. Want to represent Ontario? They have Ontario-themed gear with the overall concept of “home and native land”. Check these guys out!

Home Reno/Builders: Wescon Doors 🍁

Name: Wescon Doors

Products: Doors

Manufactured in: Duncan, British Columbia

Where to buy: Building supply stores across western Canada

Website: www.wescondoors.com

Canadian owned: Yes

Wescon Doors is a family owned-and-operated door manufacturer, based on Vancouver Island.  They have been building high-quality wooden doors (interior, exterior, and custom) since 1985. Their doors incorporate both traditional woodworking strategies and modern engineering techniques.

Wescon proudly and preferentially sources Canadian supplies, including wood from local mills and Canadian glass companies. All stages of production are on-site: from processing raw lumber to finishing the final product. Their small batch approach to manufacturing means they can 100% customize any door. They directly employ approximately 35 local individuals, and regularly host students on co-op placements.

As an added bonus, MiC exchanged emails back and forth with these folks, and they’re good people.

Condiments: Papa D’s 🍁

Name: Papa D’s

Products: “Hot Sawce”, hot maple syrup, hot honey

Manufactured In: Windsor, ON

Where to buy: Online, various retail locations

Website: www.hotpapads.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

Papa D’s is a fresh, local, handcrafted, preservative-free producer of hot sauce, hot honey, and hot maple syrup. Their goal is to make a hot sauce that “actually has flavour”. They proudly make their products with locally sourced ingredients in Windsor.