Benefits of wheat to the economy of Canada

10 Benefits of Wheat to the economy of Canada

  • In Canada, wheat sales earn the country foreign exchange. Bulk of the wheat is for sale. The export earnings are used to import commodities which are not available locally
  • It is a Source of income to wheat farmers which helps to improve their livelihood.
10 Benefits of Wheat to the economy of Canada
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  • Wheat farming Provides employment. 4% of the country’s population is employed in the wheat sector on farms, at storage facilities and the transport sector.
  • Wheat is the main cereal food consumed in Canada.
  • All Canada’s local wheat requirements are met from the locally grown cereal
  • It Supplies raw materials to flour milling factories thus stimulating industrial development.
  • wheat growing has promoted development/improvement of transport/access roads


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