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What We Do

As Canada's largest trade and industry association, CME focuses on the issues that are most critical to our members – manufacturing competitiveness, US business, international markets, people and skills, energy, and the environment. Your challenges are our priorities. We strive to improve your business conditions through three priority focuses, helping you:


By leveraging the strengths of the country's most extensive industrial network, CME provides members the opportunities they need to save – on expenses, on materials, and time.

  • Ranked one of the top five most influential lobby groups in Canada, CME has a 140-plus-year history of advocating for policies and taxation frameworks that improve the bottom line of our member companies.
  • CME's extensive offering of educational programs and events – such as our various LEAN consortiums – offers our members the tools they need to boost efficiencies.


Plain and simple: We help you make money. With more than 10,000 members and strategic partners in every sector of the economy, CME provides unprecedented access to business opportunities both here at home and abroad.

  • CME trade missions and events offer members direct access to the key contacts and executives who facilitate hundreds of billions of dollars in business around the world each year.
  • Our insight is relied upon by all levels of government to help shape business policy, providing you reciprocal acccess to markets and reduced barriers to trade.


Global reach, local focus – that's our creed. We connect members with the information, networking opportunities, education, and advocacy channels they need to be successful in the highly competitive international marketplace.

  • CME hosts more than 700 virtual and in-person events across the country each year, focusing on the issues that matter most to manufacturers and exporters.
  • We are your voice with government, bringing together more than 50 other industry associations through the Canadian Manufacturing Coalition, to connect our members with the influencers and decision-makers at the municipal, provincial and federal tables.

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