Recommendations for restarting Canada’s vital foodservice sector
Not only was the foodservice industry among the first and hardest hit by the impacts of COVID-19, the sector will also be among the slowest to recover.
While the latest Labour Force Survey from Statistics Canada reveals foodservice employment rose by 100,500 jobs in July, the sector is still more than 300,000 jobs short of where it was in February. No other industry comes close to continuing to face this level of shortfall.
Given this reality, Restaurants Canada is calling on the federal government to extend and strengthen support for foodservice businesses in the following areas so they can continue contributing to Canada’s recovery in 2021.