According to a survey released by Restaurants Canada, 800,000 jobs have been lost in the country’s foodservice sector due to coronavirus.
The national, not-for-profit association has also provided details about what this looks like for BC as a province.
Approximately 121,500 people have lost their jobs in the BC food service sector since March 1, the survey revealed.
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These numbers come from information collected by Restaurants Canada between March 25 and March 29, 2020.
“British Columbia’s $15 billion food service industry represents 5% of the province’s GDP and is the province’s third-largest private sector employer. If conditions do not improve, Restaurants Canada estimates that BC food service sales for the second quarter of 2020 will be down more than $3 billion.”