About Us

Richardson International

A Legacy of Leadership in Canadian Agriculture

Richardson International Limited is a global leader in agriculture and food processing. We are Canada’s largest agribusiness and a worldwide handler and merchandiser of all major Canadian-grown grains and oilseeds. With a legacy of service going back 160 years, our vertical integration strategy starts with the relationships we have with our farmer customers and ends with oat-, wheat-, and canola-based food products and ingredients in kitchens around the world.

Our business is built on customer service and driving innovation in our integrated divisions: Richardson Pioneer, Richardson Milling, Richardson Oilseed, and Richardson Food & Ingredients.

Recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, Richardson has more than 3,000 employees in over 100 locations in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. We offer a range of career opportunities in agriculture, operations, and corporate roles at our head office in Winnipeg, Manitoba and our divisional office in Regina, Saskatchewan.


Richardson International is a subsidiary of James Richardson & Sons, Limited, which began as a one-man grain merchandising operation in Kingston, Ontario in 1857. James Richardson moved his business to Winnipeg, Manitoba, becoming the first company to handle grain grown by famers in Western Canada and the first to build grain elevators in many communities across Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.

As the Canadian agriculture environment shifted over the years, Richardson adjusted its operations to meet the needs of its grower customers. While remaining family-owned, Richardson became exporters of Canadian grains and oilseeds, then moved into oat and wheat milling and processing and packaging of canola oil products.

Our goal is to be the kind of business organization in which people can place their trust.

-- James A. Richardson


We deliver on our promises. Our customers and partners know we are reliable. We empower our people and trust them to act in the best interest of our business.
From best-in-class talent, facilities, assets, and practices, we are dedicated to excellence in customer service. We are committed to quality and continual improvement.
We value strong partnerships – internally and externally. When we work together toward a common goal, we are more successful. Respect and fair treatment are integral to how we operate. We are community-oriented.
Strategic Thinking
We are problem solvers, backed by data and accurate information. We are practical, yet effective as we make informed investments that support our continued success.
We are resourceful and we value creativity. We approach our work with vision and initiative.
We are a responsible employer and corporate citizen, driven by integrity and leading by example. We care about the continuity of our operations.

Leading with Innovation

As farming practices evolve, so too has Richardson International – growing and changing to meet the needs of our customers, partners, and global markets. Whether we are testing new crop protection technology at our demonstration farms or developing improved canola oil products at our test kitchen, we are leading with innovation.

In 2020, we opened the Innovation Centre in downtown Winnipeg. This leading edge facility supports Richardson’s rigorous quality analysis along with food and ingredient product development.

Corporate Responsibility

We value our leadership role – in our industry and in our communities. We are always working to enhance our facilities and services, improve our processes, and strengthen our relationships. We are committed to our business, our products, our people, our environment, health and safety, and our community.

Annual Sustainability Report
The Richardson International Sustainability Report addresses three core areas: our environmental impact and stewardship across our supply chain; our interactions with employees, customers, partners, and communities; and our standards, information disclosure, and compliance policies.

2022 Sustainability Report >

Statement on Modern Slavery >