Who We Are
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) is Canada’s largest trade and industry association, and the voice of manufacturing and global business in Canada.
Founded in 1871, CME represents more than 10,000 leading companies nationwide, and – through various initiatives, including the establishment of the Canadian Manufacturing Coalition – touches more than 100,000 companies from coast to coast, engaged in manufacturing, international trade, and service-related industries. More than 85 per cent of our members are small and medium-sized enterprises.
Collectively, CME's membership network accounts for an estimated 82 per cent of Canadian manufacturing production and 90 per cent of all goods and services exports.
To help Canadian manufacturers and exporters compete and win in domestic and global markets by leveraging our leadership, expertise, connections, and the strengths of our membership.
Canadian manufacturers and exporters setting world benchmarks for competitive performance, innovation and growth in both domestic and global markets.
- Excellence in customer service
- Commitment and accountability
- Respect for the individual
- Open communication and teamwork
- Continuous improvement
- Sharing in success
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