What has built, sustained and inspired us.
As the focal point for the Shah family businesses and philanthropic initiatives, Shah Canada Group encompasses our current and future ventures in food, trade, philanthropy, real estate and investments.
In everything we do, we strive to listen, look and learn in order to improve the quality and end-user experience of our products and services.
We adopt best practices, as well as developing our own. Several of our companies have been acknowledged as Canada’s best-managed and have won many of the most coveted awards in this arena.
Inspired by multiple generations of experience, from our roots in East Africa on to Canada and beyond, Shah Canada has pursued the thoughtful path to business growth. This is based on the ancient Jain philosophy.
Some of our core values include; acting with purpose, honesty, working hard, mindfulness, and giving back.
In 1974, Shashi Shah began planning a new business venture in Canada. Having run successful clothing and textile operations in East Africa with his brother Amu, Shashi’s initial notion involved textiles. However, market research soon revealed that fashion trends in Canada were vastly different to those back home. He couldn’t help but notice that ethnic foods available in Canada tended to be overpriced and lacking in quality and freshness. With immigrants arriving from all over the world providing a ready market, he and his brother Praful seized the opportunity and established Shah Trading Co. Ltd.
A legacy three decades in the making! Over the next 30 years, Shashi and brothers Praful, Tony and Baba built what would become the largest and most successful ethnic food company in Canada
Jainism, a religion dating back thousands of years, has played a central role in shaping the Shah Canada of today. The group humbly embodies a balance of values founded in family, community and business.
We welcome both business inquiries and those from individuals interested employment opportunities with Shah Canada Group.
55 Esandar Drive
M4G 4H2, Canada