Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) is Canada's largest industry and trade association. We represent businesses in all sectors of manufacturing and exporting activity across Canada. Our mandate is to promote the competitiveness of Canadian manufacturers and the success of Canada's goods and services exporters in markets around the world.
We focus on the issues that are most critical to our members – manufacturing competitiveness, US business opportunities, international markets, people and skills, energy and the environment. Their challenges are our priorities.
We offer solutions for our members through our leadership in:
CME Advocacy aimed at improving the business environment in which Canadian manufacturers and exporters operate and enabling access to markets in Canada and around the world;
CME Intelligence that keeps our members informed on strategic business trends and policy developments;
CME Business Opportunities that include cost-saving member services and access to new sources of customer demand, business partners, and expert advice;
CME Best Practices that help strengthen leadership and improve management capabilities; and,
CME Networking opportunities that allow CME members to connect with colleagues and policy-makers who can help improve business performance.
Since 1871, we have made a difference for Canada’s manufacturing and exporting communities. Fighting for their future. Saving them money. Helping them grow.
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CME's members are Canada's leading manufacturing and exporting businesses. Together, they account for an estimated 82 per cent of Canada's manufacturing production and 90 per cent of Canadian goods and services exports. While CME's membership includes many of Canada's largest businesses, more than 85 per cent of our members are small and mid-sized enterprises.
Through our partnerships with other associations, CME's network extends to more than 100,000 companies from coast to coast, engaged in manufacturing, global business and service-related industries.