The Economics of Outfitting

The Canadian Federation of Outfitter Associations (CFOA) has released the first-ever study on the economics of Canada’s outfitting industry. In Canada, outfitting involves more than 4,000 businesses, employing over 37,000 Canadians who welcome over 300,000 clients a year from outside Canada. The full report is available on CFOA’s website. The study complied data for each province, and the following applies to Manitoba only:

  • 300 outfitters in Manitoba
  • 12,093 fishing clients and 20,451 hunting clients in 2017
  • 2,410 jobs generated a labour income of $97M
  • Taxes paid include $15M federal, $20M provincial, and $7M municipal
  • Domestic client spending of $43M + foreign client spending of $156M
  • $40M in operating costs related to outfitting for hunting and fishing

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