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Canadian made shopping guide

Discover the stores that are committed to selling Canadian made products and the best deals to help you save.

Supporting Canadian businesses, keeping Canadians employed, reducing our environmental impact and owning products made with the Canadian climate and lifestyle in mind… there are so many great reasons to buy Canadian made products.

Our guides make it super easy to find everything that flies the red maple leaf loudly and proudly, from fashion to furniture.

What Canadian made product are you after?

100+ Canadian made brands and where to buy them

BrandCategoryWhere to buy
2nd ShotKnives
AcanaDog food
Alwyn HomeMattresses
Andover MillsFurniture
Andover MillsSofas
Arc’teryx VeilanceClothing
Art Maison CanadaFurniture
BaffinWork boots
Bay Isle HomeSofas
BITE BeautyGifts
Black Beard ForgeKnives
Blanco Canada Inc.Furniture
BRAVE LeatherGifts
Brave New SolesShoes
Canada GooseClothing
Canada GooseGifts
Canada SleepMattresses
Canada WestBoots
Canada WestShoes
Canada WestWork boots
CanisourcDog food
Carna4Dog food
Cecile Benac KnitwearClothing
  • Direct
Cecile Benac KnitwearClothing
  • Independent boutiques
Cocotte EquipmentGifts
Comfort CollectionGifts
Crumps NaturalDog food
Dream DesignsFurniture
  • Dream Designs
Dream DesignsMattresses
  • Dream Designs
Ebern DesignsFurniture
Ecologyst (formerly Sitka)Clothing
  • Direct
  • Direct
FEED’EMDog food
First MateDog food
Gary GreerKnives
  • Gary Greer
GatherDog food
Go! SolutionsDog food
Great Canadian SoxClothing
  • Direct
Grizzly BladesKnives
  • Grizzly Blades
  • Grohmann
  • Hamuq
  • Haven Mattress
  • Haven Mattress
Holistic BlendDog food
HorizonDog food
House of HamptonFurniture
Hush-Kush PouchGifts
Jack VictorClothing
KamikWork boots
Kleos Cookies n TreatsDog food
La CanadienneShoes
La CandienneBoots
Latitude RunFurniture
Latitude RunSofas
Little YogiGifts
Lower Shannon FarmsGifts
Manitobah MukluksBoots
Manitobah MukluksShoes
Mellow WalkBoots
Mellow WalkShoes
Mellow WalkWork boots
MG MaisonGifts
Mirrorize CanadaFurniture
  • Direct
Naked & Famous DenimJeans
Naturally By DeniseGifts
North Arm KnivesKnives
  • North Arm
Now FreshDog food
NRGDog food
NutrienceDog food
Origin HGKnives
PetkindDog food
Philip SparksClothing
  • In-store in the Junction neighbourhood of Toronto’s west end
ProSeriesDog food
Public MythClothing
Raised By WolvesClothing
Raised By WolvesGifts
Red Barrel StudioSofas
Reigning ChampClothing
Reigning ChampGifts
ROYERWork boots
Ryan WoodworkingGifts
SmackDog food
Sofa By FancyFurniture
Sofa By FancySofas
Sonia’s FavouriteGifts
Stephen KitrasGifts
SummitDog food
Sun JoeGifts
Terra FootwearBoots
Terra FootwearWork boots
Union RusticFurniture
United Stock Dry GoodsClothing
  • Norwood Clothing Co.
  • Direct
Upper SquareFurniture
Viberg BootBoots
Viberg BootShoes
Viberg BootWork boots
Wade LoganFurniture
Wings + HornsClothing
Winston PorterFurniture
Yoga JeansJeans
Zeal CanadaDog food
Zen NomadClothing
  • Independent fashion boutiques in ON, AB, BC and NS
  • Direct
Zipcode DesignFurniture

Frequently asked questions

How can I tell if something is Canadian made?

Taking a peek at the product’s label is the fastest and easiest way to determine where it was made. Look for either the words “Made in” or “Origin”. You might also see a red maple leaf logo which symbolizes that a product is of Canadian origin.

This works if you’re in store but if you’re online, look for the product description for details of where it was manufactured or originated. If there are no details, it’s a good idea to head to the brand’s website to check out the “About Us” or “Our Story” sections for information regarding its production process or to contact them to ask them where they make their items.

Is there a difference between Canadian made and Canadian manufactured?

No. These terms are often used interchangeably and both mean that the item was created in Canada.

Is there a difference between Made in Canada and Product of Canada?

Yes. According to the Competition Bureau, an item can be marked Made in Canada if the majority of its manufacturing or production occurred in Canada. This could be as little as 51%.

A Product of Canada on the other hand requires that all, or at least 98%, of its total direct production or manufacturing costs were in Canada.

For both, the last substantial transformation of the item must have been in Canada.

What does Canadian designed mean?

When searching for an item’s origin you may see that an item is designed in Canada but manufactured somewhere else.

This is because the conceptual idea was developed in Canada, and perhaps prototypes were made here too, but the manufacturing process was outsourced to another country. This is often due to production costs which can be cheaper internationally than in Canada itself.

By buying Canadian designed, you’ll still be supporting local creators and their businesses. However, unless the label also states that it’s made or manufactured in Canada then you’ll also be supporting international economies.

What does Canadian owned mean?

A Canadian owned brand has a Canadian or a Canadian company as its main benefactor. While it may have factories in Canada, this doesn’t always have to be the case.

What does Canadian operated mean?

It’s common to see the terms “owned and operated” written in tandem. This means that the business is owned by a Canadian or a Canadian company and that its daily operations and headquarters are in Canada.

If a business is only operated in Canada, this means that its main benefactor is international but its offices, head staff and daily operations are based in Canada.

What percentage of the item needs to be made in Canada to be allowed to call itself Canadian made?

A product labelled Made in Canada must have at least 51% of its total direct costs for producing or manufacturing it occurring in Canada.

It’s also common for brands to add a qualifying statement to their labelling. For example, an item can say “Made in Canada with imported parts”.

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