Clothing: Jerico Sportswear 🍁

Name: Jerico Sportswear

ProductsWide variety of clothing for all ages

Manufactured In: Toronto, Ontario


Canadian owned: Yes

Since 1987, Jerico has operated as a family business in the hugely competitive clothing industry. Despite massive competition from low-cost countries, they continue to employ Canadians and produce quality, socially-conscious apparel. They are an absolute rarity.

Restaurants: Second Cup 📈

Name: Second Cup

Products: Coffee (and other coffee shop stuff)

Headquarters: Mississauga, Ontario (franchises across Canada)

Canadian owned: Publicly traded on TSX


Tim Hortons? Owned by Brazilian firm 3G Capital. Starbucks? American. Timothy’s? (Ok, now it’s Canadian owned by MTY Group.) To get your authentically Canadian coffee fix, Second Cup is the place to be.

Beer: Moosehead 🍁

Name: Moosehead Breweries

Products: Beer

Manufactured in: Saint John, New Brunswick


Canadian Owned: Yes

Beer brands like Labatt and Molson have always been synonymous with Canada. But did you know that these companies are now part of multinational corporations headquartered elsewhere? Moosehead Breweries is the largest remaining Canadian-owned brewery in the country.

Internet: Shopify 📈

Name: Shopify

Product: e-Commerce Platform

Headquarters: Ottawa, Ontario


Canadian owned: Publicly traded on TSX and NYSE

From humble beginnings in Ottawa, Shopify has grown to a major player in the e-commerce space. With revenue of more than $580 million a year and 500,000 merchants using its service, if you want to sell stuff online, start with Shopify.

Confections: Nestlé 📈

Name: Nestlé

Products: Coffee Crisp, KitKat, Smarties

Manufactured In: Toronto, ON


Canadian Owned: No

The retaliatory tariffs list includes chocolate, licorice, and confectionery products. Luckily, there are many manufacturers of such products in Canada. Nestlé is one such manufacturer. They produce Coffee Crisp, KitKat, and Smarties in Toronto. There are many other confectioners in Canada, so make sure to check out the Confectionery page.

Bread and Confections: Canada Bread 📈

Name: Canada Bread

Products: Various bread products and pastries

Manufactured In: Across Canada


Canadian Owned: No

Canada Bread is a producer and distributor of bread and bakery products through Canada. They’re owned by the Mexican company Grupo Bimbo, and according to Wikipedia, operate 17 bakeries and employ about 4,000 Canadians.  They own several brands of bread and confectionery products.

  • Villaggio
  • Stonemill
  • Pom
  • Dempster’s
  • Bon Matin
  • Vachon
  • Ben’s

Vachon is known for being the brand containing classic Candian snacks such as the Jos Louis, the May West, the Ah Caramel!, and the  ½ Moon, more commonly known as the ½ Lune Moon due to their packaging. While they’re not owned by a Canadian company, they also aren’t American, and they employ many Canadians.

Liquor: J.P. Wiser’s 🍁

Name: J.P. Wiser’s

Products: J.P. Wiser’s Whisky

Distilled In: Windsor, ON


Canadian Owned: Yes

When you need to get your drink on, put down your Jim Beam and your Jack Daniel’s and grab some J.P. Wiser’s. J.P. Wiser’s is Canada’s oldest continuously produced whisky, being in operation since 1857.  Owned by Corby Spirit and Wine, which is traded on the TSX, J.P. Wiser’s is a proudly Canadian brand that can provide you with all your whisky needs.

Mattresses: Essentia 🍁

Name: Essentia

Product: Memory foam mattresses, pillows and dog beds

Manufactured in: Montreal, Quebec


Canadian owned: Yes

You may remember these guys from Dragon’s Den on CBC. Since their appearance on the Den, they’ve expanded across North America, but still make their products by hand in Canada. A couple years ago they moved their offices to Florida, which was a bit disappointing. They tend to be quite a bit more expensive than their other memory foam competitors, but claim that their products are healthier.

Mattresses: Douglas by Novosbed 🍁

Name: Douglas by Novosbed

Product: Memory foam mattress

Manufactured in: Ontario and Quebec


Canadian owned: Yes

Douglas is a memory foam mattress from Novosbed, a Canadian company. Douglas is made in factories in Ontario and Quebec. They’ve upped the ante on Endy a little bit with a 120 night sleep trial and 15 year warranty.

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Web Hosting: Web Hosting Canada 🍁

Name: Web Hosting Canada

ProductsGuess (Web hosting!)

Located in: Montreal, Quebec

Website: (affiliate link)

Canadian owned: Yes

WHC has been in operation since 2003 and locates their servers on the east and west coasts of Canada, meaning you don’t need to worry about the Patriot Act like you do when hosting in the US. Special bonus – their pricing is very competitive with the best US providers – so why not support a Canadian company? WHC is the company we use to host this site.