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G3 Canada Limited is a Canadian grain company headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

The company operates a network of grain elevators and port terminals across Canada, as well as a laker vessel and a fleet of grain hopper railway cars. G3 purchases grains and oilseeds from farmers, who deliver their crops to G3 facilities by truck. The commodities are then transferred to trains and/or ships and shipped to customers around the world.


G3 was created in 2015 when G3 Global Grain Group (a joint venture of US agribusiness Bunge and Saudi agricultural investment firm SALIC) purchased a majority interest in the Canadian Wheat Board and combined it with the grain assets of Bunge Canada..[1][2][3][4][5][6] The other shareholder in G3 Canada Limited is the Farmers Equity Trust, which owns the Class B shares in the company.[7][8]

Soon after its formation, G3 began building a network of grain handling facilities.[9][10][11] The company opened new grain elevators in Bloom, Manitoba[12] and Colonsay, Saskatchewan[13] in 2015 and in Glenlea, Manitoba[14][15] and Pasqua, Saskatchewan[16] in 2016. The company opened new grain elevators in Melville and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in 2018[17][18] and in Maidstone, Saskatchewan in 2019[19]. G3 also had new grain elevators planned or under construction in Wetaskiwin[20][21][22], Morinville[23], Carmangay[24], Irricana and Stettler County, Alberta to open in 2020.[25][26][27]

G3 also operates grain elevators in Leader[28], Kindersley, and near Plenty, Saskatchewan[29]

G3 built a new grain export terminal at the Port of Hamilton, Ontario which opened in 2017.[30][31]The company also operates port terminals at the Port of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Trois Rivières and Québec City, Québec.[32]

G3 Terminal Vancouver, a new grain export terminal, is under construction at the Port of Vancouver in North Vancouver, British Columbia. G3 Terminal Vancouver is a joint venture of G3 Global Holdings and Western Stevedoring Company Limited. The facility is due to open in 2020.[33][34][35][36][37][38]


  1. ^ "Ottawa closes sale of Canadian Wheat Board, name changes to G3". CBC/Canadian Press. July 31, 2015.
  2. ^ Reuters. "Investor takes over grain handler CWB, renames it G3 Canada". Reuters.
  3. ^ "G3 Global Grain Group (Bunge & SALIC) takes on major ownership of CWB - updated". Real Agriculture. April 15, 2015.
  4. ^ McGregor, Janyce (April 15, 2015). "Investor G3 Global Grain Group to take over wheat board". CBC.ca.
  5. ^ Owram, Kristine (October 27, 2016). "How the Canadian Wheat Board's demise unleashed a grain bonanza". Financial Post.
  6. ^ Laychuk, Riley (April 27, 2017). "Manitoba farmer names federal government, company that acquired wheat board in $160m lawsuit". CBC.ca.
  7. ^ Dawson, Allan (October 23, 2015). "G3 Canada's Farmer Equity Plan". Western Producer.
  8. ^ Rance, Laura (April 27, 2015). "The Farmers Equity Trust". Western Producer.
  9. ^ Wittal, Brian (November 30, 2015). "The new G3s cross Canada future". Grainnews.
  10. ^ Skerritt, Jen (February 28, 2018). "Canadian crop trader has a workaround for Canada's grain backlogs". Bloomberg.
  11. ^ "G3 investments benefit Saskatchewan producers". Saskatoon Star Phoenix. October 1, 2015.
  12. ^ Wilgosh, Aaron (October 7, 2015). "Bloom elevator in operation". Portage Online.
  13. ^ Quoroni, Ronald (August 21, 2015). "CWB Colonsay terminal ready for 2015 harvest". Discover Humboldt.
  14. ^ Knutt, Cory (October 6, 2016). "G3 holds grand opening for new Glenlea elevator". Pembina Valley Online.
  15. ^ "How an elevator is made: a close up look at the construction of a modern grain terminal". Real Agriculture. May 15, 2015.
  16. ^ "G3 officially opens two more elevators". Real Agriculture. June 10, 2016.
  17. ^ "G3 plans two new elevators in Saskatchewan". Real Agriculture. March 28, 2017.
  18. ^ Schroeder, Eric (August 16, 2018). "G3 celebrates new elevator openings". World Grain.
  19. ^ "Maidstone getting new primary elevator". Battlefords News-Optimist. March 22, 2018.
  20. ^ Blair, Jennifer (April 9, 2018). "New 42,000 tonne elevator marks G3s first foray into Alberta". Alberta Farm Express.
  21. ^ Salkeld, Stu (November 22, 2018). "County of Wetaskiwin hears update on G3 elevator project". Pipestone Flyer.
  22. ^ Salkeld, Stu (July 9, 2019). "G3 Canada grain terminal coming along nicely". Ponoka News.
  23. ^ "G3 adds new primary elevator at Morinville". Real Agriculture.
  24. ^ Tipper, Stephen (August 17, 2018). "G3 proposes new grain terminal facility next to Carmangay". Vulcan Advocate.
  25. ^ Cross, Brian (March 28, 2019). "G3 to build two new elevators". Western Producer.
  26. ^ "Grain handler G3 to further expand Alberta footprint". Grainnews. March 28, 2019.
  27. ^ "Canadian company confirms locations for grain terminals". Stettler Independent. March 27, 2019.
  28. ^ "Leader". Grain Elevators of Canada.
  29. ^ "Prairie Sentinals Plenty Saskatchewan". bigdoer.com.
  30. ^ "New agricultural terminal in Hamilton increases diversity". CBC.ca. October 13, 2015.
  31. ^ Palermo, Tony (October 1, 2017). "G3 at Port of Hamilton". Ontario Grain Farmer.
  32. ^ Cross, Brian (June 23, 2017). "G3 expansion continues in eastern corridors". Western Producer.
  33. ^ Demaree-Sadler, Holly (October 15, 2018). "G3 Terminal Vancouver construction continues". World Grain.
  34. ^ Cross, Brian (February 9, 2018). "Construction continues on G3 grain network". Western Producer.
  35. ^ Blennerhassett, Patrick (April 10, 2018). "Terminal project aimed at unclogging grain supply chain". Business in Vancouver.
  36. ^ Dawson, Allan (November 25, 2016). "A look at G3s proposed new Vancouver grain terminal". Manitoba Cooperator.
  37. ^ Nickel, Rod (January 26, 2018). "G3 Canada grain terminal to open ahead of schedule in 2019". Reuters.
  38. ^ Nyquvest, Tyler (April 26, 2019). "Terminal capacity crunch". Gateway Magazine.

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