CTMA would like to acknowledge our Corporate Sponsors, Partners & Affiliates for their ongoing support.

Through these partnerships, CTMA members have access to resources, benefits, discount programs, and more.


As Canada’s bank for entrepreneurs, BDC is a partner of choice for all entrepreneurs looking to access the financing and advice they need to drive their businesses and tackle the big challenges of our time. Our investment arm, BDC Capital, offers a wide range of risk capital solutions to help grow the country’s most innovative firms. For more information on BDC’s products and services and to consult free tools, templates and articles geared towards the automotive sector, visit bdc.ca/auto.

Export Development Canada (EDC) is a financial Crown corporation dedicated to helping Canadian companies of all sizes succeed on the world stage. As international risk experts, we equip Canadian companies with the tools they need—the trade knowledge, financing solutions, equity, insurance, and connections—to grow their business with confidence. Underlying all of our support is a commitment to sustainable and responsible business.

To find out how EDC can support Canadian companies, like yours, expand into global markets, visit www.edc.ca.

Sign up for a MyEDCaccount for free access to expert resources and market insights designed to help Canadian businesses make informed decisions, reduce risks and succeed internationally.



The Ontario Council for Technology Education (OCTE) is the provincial organization that represents Elementary Science and Technology and Secondary Technological Education teachers. OCTE creates high-quality and innovative teaching resources, provides professional development opportunities for teachers and advocates to increase support for Technological Education across Ontario.

OCTE is thrilled to be working with CTMA to upgrade our Manufacturing Technology classrooms with industry standard precision machining equipment through the Career-Ready with CTMA: Expanding Opportunities program. This partnership is making huge strides to provide our highschool students with the skills and knowledge that they need to pursue the prosperous careers that this sector offers and to provide a pipeline of futuretalent for the precision metalworking industry.

More information is available at www.octe.ca.


Support Ontario Youth, also known as SOY, is a federally registered charity that works closely within the apprenticeship landscape to provide support, mentorship, and guidance for those seeking to be part of the skilled-trades solution.
The team at SOY takes the time to listen and provide supports based on the needs of anyone interested in the skilled trades. SOY’s purpose and mission are to share accurate information and be a complete and transparent resource regarding the apprenticeship pathway, in an effort to simplify the process and set individuals up for success.

As a valued partner, SOY works with CTMA to help further our vision of a holistic approach to not only address the current skilled-trades gap, but also to help streamline and modernize the apprenticeship journey.

More information is available by contacting Melanie Winter
at Melanie.winter@supportontarioyouth.ca, or visit www.supportontarioyouth.ca.


The CTMA is proud to partner with SME. Through this partnership, CTMA members receive exclusive discounts, including a 10% rebate on booth space when exhibiting at the Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS), Montreal Manufacturing Technology Show (MMTS) and Western Manufacturing Technology Show (WMTS).

Visit https://www.sme.org/  for more information.


The CTMA represents Canada within the International Special Tooling & Machining Association and has been a member for many years. ISTMA is an international Association representing 22 special tooling and machining associations throughout the world. Collectively, ISTMA member associations represent more than 8,000 companies and more than US $120 billion in annual sales.The CTMA’s mandate states that we are an effective, broad-based, respected organization,representing the Canadian tooling and machining industry, nationally and internationally. ISTMA membership not only allows our members to gain knowledge and connections with companies throughout the world, but it is also an excellent opportunity for the CTMA to learn best practices and procedures from other worldwide industry tooling associations and share lessons learned with them.The ISTMA World Tooling Conference held every three years is an important event for tooling associations, global partners, and members to network, learn and gain new business. It is very important for our members to look beyond our borders to stay competitive in this ever-changing global marketplace and ISTMA membership is an avenue to do so.More information is available at https://www.istma.org/


The Canadian Manufacturing Coalition (CMC) is comprised of roughly 35 major industry groups, united by a common vision for a world-class manufacturing sector in Canada. The coalition speaks with one voice on priority issues affecting manufacturers, and what must be done to ensure all Canadians continue to enjoy economic growth, high-value outputs and
high-paying jobs.
Administered by the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME), the CMC provides a strong, voice for us to bring forward issues and pain points that affect our industry by holding meetings and reaching out to government officials. Manufacturing Day on the Hill and Manufacturing Day at Queen’s Park, give associations an opportunity to speak one-on-one with ministers, MPs and MPPs regarding issue that are affecting our industry and an opportunity to express why manufacturing is so critical to the overall health of our economy.
More information is available at https://www.manufacturingourfuture.ca/.