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Join Canada’s largest trade and industry association. Together we can manufacture change.

Speak to a CME representative directly: 
Call 1-877-427-1141

For more than 140 years, manufacturers and exporters from across the country (and beyond) have been experiencing the CME difference. Our value proposition is our record. By leveraging the strength of Canada’s largest trade and industry network:

We fight for your future.

CME is ranked as one of the top five lobby groups in Canada, and relies upon your voice to advocate for progressive manufacturing policies and influence all three levels of government. Just take the 2013-14 federal budget. Through the critical input of our members, CME secured:

  • An extension of the Accelerated Capital Cost Allowance through the end of 2015;
  • $1 billion over five years for strategic automotive and aerospace investment funds; and
  • $300 million to help companies train new and existing employees.

We help you grow.

Our members are world class. By connecting manufacturers of all sizes, in all sectors both here at home and abroad, CME can help you identify new business opportunities, gain valuable insight and learn best practices through:

  • A vast program of events, workshops and networking councils;
  • Publications, newsletters, reports, and up-to-the-minute briefings;
  • Industry-best educational opportunities; and,

To join, or to learn more about CME member benefits, call at 1-877-427-1141 or fill out this inquiry form, and we’ll be sure to get back to you within 24 business hours.


But don't just take our word for it.

“Without CME’s support and outstanding advocacy on initiatives such as corporate income tax rate reduction, ACCA, elimination of capital tax, the SMART program etc., we would not have been able to invest more than $20 million in leading-edge technologies and capital assets. For tangible actions your business can count on, look no further than to leaders in the industry in getting your voice heard and issues addressed.” 

Winston Woo
Director, Taxation, Pension & Government Programs, AGS Automotive Systems

“CME listens and helps us with our issues and is our company’s connection to the network of like-minded businesses. Without CME, we would not have learned the value of time. CME is a strong link to our success.”

Bonnie Cook
President, AbbyShot Clothiers 

“CME membership allowed us to network, explore new business opportunities and save on critical business purchases. I highly recommend it to any company looking to maximize its potential and keep money in its pockets.”

Anthony Khoryach
President, Advanced Test & Automation Inc.

"This organization takes the time to keep their fingers on the pulse of changes affecting manufacturing and exporting interests, and makes the implications of these changes known to individual members; which allows us to compete on the world stage.”

David Lane
President & COO, Clayburn Industries 

"CME has been instrumental in ensuring manufacturers and exporters are well represented at federal and provincial government levels. Their support of member companies through advocacy and the advancement of common issues is an important role performed exceptionally well.”

Jean-Paul Deveau
President, Acadian Seaplants Limited

“The question isn't whether you can afford to join; it’s whether you can afford not to. Membership in CME gives you the access, expertise, services and knowledge that you cannot get from any other association in Canada.”

Kelly Johnston,
Vice President – Government Affairs, Campbell Soup Company

“CME has allowed us to connect with senior government officials, and work together with other manufacturers to improve government policies and programs to support our Canadian operations. CME has been particularly helpful in supporting us in critical areas of international trade, tax policies, and improving our access to qualified labour.”

David McHattie
Planning Director, Canada, Tenaris

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