Business Resources for Members
Your goal is to provide the best products and services for Canda’s pets and our goal is to help you succeed. We have many business tools available to get you there.
Our job at Pets Canada is to provide you with the support you need to continue succeeding. Whether it’s lobbying in the halls of government, giving access to business savings, or a good old-fashioned one-on-one chat, the Pets Canada team is here for you every step of the way.
One of your most powerful membership resources is full access to all benefits offered by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, CFIB.
The agreement between our two organizations provides all our independently owned, Canadian business members with access to thousands of dollars in business tools and resources. Separately this membership would cost on average $700 dollars for many, but Pets Canada provides this free to help ensure you have what you need to succeed.
(*must be a Canadian-owned independent business to qualify)
We are your conduit to all things connected to pet business in Canada
For 35 years, Pets Canada has been a strong and consistent voice that supports a responsible and vibrant Canadian pet industry. Animal welfare is at our core and drives our efforts as an organization.
With this in mind, we give our members many business tools to help them succeed. Hundreds of pet businesses across Canada are enjoying the many benefits that a Pets Canada membership has to offer.
Why become a member?
Networking, Credibility and Resources.
Your goal is to provide the best products and services for Canada’s pets and our goal is to help you succeed. We have many business tools available to get you there, such as:
- CFIB Membership - we pay for your membership* to the Canadain Federatrion of Independent business, giving you access to over $5000 in operational savings and business resources
- Canadian Pet Sector Statistics
- Industry Press Release Service – send us your formatted press release and we will post it in our e-newsbrief, The Voice and on our social media platforms
- Job Opportunity Posting Service – send us an email outlining your available job opportunities and we will post it in our e-newsbrief, The Voice, and on our social media platforms.
- Pet care training programs and industry workshops
- Three Annual Trade Shows – your one-stop conduit to all things pets in Canada. This is the most effective networking tool at your disposal.
Statistics are a critical element when making business plan. Pets Canada works with agencies in Canada and the US to gather and make available what data we have been given permission to share with our members.
In collaboration with our preferred research partner, NielsenIQ, we completed our first comprehensive Pet Ownership Survey in 2023 and have results available for members.
Canadian Pet Owner Profile 2023
Pets Canada members now have access to our latest data on Canadian pet owners. The profile outlines the results of our cross-country survey delivered by our partners at Nielsen IQ (NIQ). This report is an investigation into the makeup of pet ownership with a focus on demographics, species choice, and a closer look at the types of animals included in multi-pet households.
Canadian Pet Business Market Update 2023
In our post-pandemic inflationary environment, it can be a challenge to determine exactly where our industry stands in terms of growth and shifting buyer behaviour. Our partners at NielsenIQ (NIQ) have delivered a report on the state of our Canadian Pet Industry which digs into sales, channels, market share, and the impact of buyer trends.
We also gather other published data to increase the amount of information available. As the national resource for pet industry businesses and partners with other global pet associations, we collaborate as a network to share data and are committed to finding new ways to get that information into your hands.
From Canada to around the globe, Pets Canada makes it our business to stay on top of industry news and to share it with you. Through our solid B2B relationships and an extensive network of media feeds, we disseminate and broadcast what matters most.
Connect to Canada’s pet industry news network through us:
The Voice – weekly e-newsbrief – a highly informative e-news brief that delivers the most relevant content to your inbox. Subscribe and check out our most recent stories.
Press Release Service - Members can submit their press releases and we will publish them in The Voice and through the association’s social media channels
Job Opportunity Posting Service - Members can send links to available job post and have them published in The Voice and on Linkedin
Alerts & Updates - Members automatically will receive urgent industry alerts, updates and pertinent news before it is broadcast through our main channels
Member News Flashes - These announcements keep members up to date on business opportunities, association news and new opportunities
Across Canada and around the world, Pets Canada makes it happen.
Participate in our exclusive Canadian pet industry trade shows, be part of our international Team Canada Pavilions, or join us on a mission to discover foreign markets. If you’re looking to access suppliers, buyers and new opportunities, we can open the door.