Welcome! Our website is dedicated to helping you (Canadians) find products and services made in Canada. My wife and I felt it was important to support Canadian business, and Canadian families given the recent trade action brought against Canada. We were born and raised across Canada and are using those years of experience to identify those brands which we feel truly represent Canadian values.
To make our list it is simply not enough to be Canadian owned, or formerly Canadian owned, we believe products must be made in Canada. Other lists on the internet have failed to thoroughly research the companies they feature. We’ve found that the only remaining Canadian thing about these featured companies are the management team. Unfortunately, as great Canadian companies grow, many sell ownership who then move production to China. The companies we feature on our made in Canada list will not fall into these categories.
As an active duty member of the Canadian Armed Forces I’ve sworn an oath to defend this country. Some battles do not take place on a typical battlefield. This battle is an economic one and this is our contribution to it. Your spending decisions will affect the end result one way or another.
We have product categories covering everything Canadian made: clothing, footwear, handbags and luggage, jackets, jewelry, baking, breakfast food, chocolatiers, coffee and tea, condiments, frozen treats, restaurant chains, snacks, furniture (including outdoor/patio), cosmetics, personal care, pharmacies, supplements, home improvement, canoes and kayaks, hunting, fishing, camping, pet food, pet health & beauty, pet stores, pet toys & accessories, pet treats, retailers, baseball equipment, hockey equipment, bikes, fitness equipment, tools, and toys & games.
Try to support local whenever you can, otherwise please use our list to help guide your decisions.
What Does “Made in Canada” Actually Mean?
The Competition Bureau of Canada has clear guidelines as to what defines a “Product of Canada” and what defines a product “Made in Canada”. The Made in Canada designation is the harder of the two to achieve, though is largely a self-appointed designation.
3.2.2 “Made in Canada” claims
The Bureau will generally not challenge a representation that a good is “Made in Canada” under the false or misleading representations provisions of the Acts if these three conditions are met:
the last substantial transformation of the good occurred in Canada;
at least 51% of the total direct costs of producing or manufacturing the good have been incurred in Canada; and
the “Made in Canada” representation is accompanied by an appropriate qualifying statement, such as “Made in Canada with imported parts” or “Made in Canada with domestic and imported parts”. This could also include more specific information such as “Made in Canada with 60% Canadian content and 40% imported content”.
Source: Competition Bureau of Canada
NEWS – Made In Canada
29 Oct 18: Perhaps we could return to NAFTA after all….
Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer ? the two top officials at the NAFTA talks ? are due to be in New York on Monday and Tuesday for the UN General Assembly.
26 Aug 18: A trade deal has been struck by the U.S. and Mexico. Hopefully this will bring us back to the negotiations, although President Trump has already done away with the NAFTA label calling this agreement the: “United States/Mexico Trade Agreement”. We’ll see where this goes, keep buying Canadian!