Canada’s land base is well-suited for growing peas, lentils, beans, chickpeas and faba beans. The majority of Canadian pulses are grown in the prairie provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, with bean production concentrated in southern Ontario and Quebec.
Pulse production in Canada has grown rapidly in the past decade. Canadian pulse farmers seed an average of 3.5 million hectares of pulses per year. In 2016, Canadian pulse production hit a record high of 8.4 million tonnes.