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Canadian Natural Medicine Industry Facts and New Opportunities on the Rise
National Occupational Code of “Ayurvedic Practitioners” in Canada is : 3232
National Occupational Code of “Yoga Instructor” in Canada is : 5254
(Source : National Occupational Classification, Govt. of Canada)

In 2016, in Natural Medicine sector of Canada, there are more than

  • 2000+ Registered Naturopathic Doctors
  • 3000+ Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners
  • 400+ Registered Herbalists
  • 1500+ Registered Chiropractors
  • 140+ Registered Doctorate of Natural Medicines (DNM)
  • 1200+ Registered Yoga Teachers in Canada
  • Many thousands of Massage therapists, Energy Medicine, Iridology, Orthotherapy, Tai-Chi, Shiatsu, Reflexology, Reiki, Aromatherapy, Acupressure and practitioners of many other alternative healing system. The number is on the rise.
  • (Source : Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, The Yoga Alliance, Ontario Herbalist Association, Ontario Chiropractor Association, EBNMP, Ontario College of TCM)

  • In 2015 CHFA (Canadian Health Food Association) reported that 71% of Canadians use NHPs (Natural Health Products) including Ayurvedic Products making it a CAD$ 6 Billion a year industry in Canada and employing over 25,000 people.

Source : CHFA Website :Click here

  • The Canadian organics industry is valued at over $3 Billion. Approximately 3,900 producers work on 695,000 hectares of land to produce certified organic products in Canada.

Source : CHFA Website :Click here

  • The global market for Nutraceuticals and Natural Health Products stands at USD 182.60 Billion in 2015 and is expected to reach USD $ 278.96 Billion by 2021 growing at rate of 7.3%.

Source : Market report from Transparency Market Research, Albany, NY :Click here

  • Yoga has become a USD $ 27 Billion Industry in North America in 2013 and promoted by United Nations by declaring June 21 as International Yoga Day.

Source : Huffington Post :Click here

  • There are more than 70000 Yoga Teachers across entire North America.

Source : The Yoga Alliance Certification Body :Click here

  • More than 20 million people in North America Practice yoga with 50% population in age group of 18-34 years.

Source : Huffington Post :Click here

  • More than 62000 Natural Health Products and Cosmeceuticals have been approved by Health Canada and issued Natural Product Numbers (NPN) which include thousands of Ayurveda Based products.

Source : NHPD, Health Canada Website :Click here

  • There are more than 10000 Health Food Stores and Retail establishments across Canada which sell Natural Health Products and Ayurveda based health products.

Source : CHFA Website :Click here

  • Health Canada has included monographs of 250 Ayurvedic, Western and Chinese herbs in the official herbal database of NNHPD (Natural and Non-Prescription Health Products Directorate, Health Canada).

Source : Health Canada Website :Click here

  • Health Canada and NNHPD has issued ore than 3500+ Site Licenses to Canadian businesses across entire Canada are engaged in business of Natural Health Products.
  • 50% are engaged in Manufacturing NHPs for Domestic and Foreign Markets.
  • 20% are engaged in Importing NHPs
  • 25% are engaged in Distribution
  • 5 % are engaged in other Allied Businesses.

Source : Health Canada Website :Click here